New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today issued the following statement in honor and remembrance of Americans taken as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action and their families:
“We pause today to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces on National POW/MIA Recognition Day. We recognize those brave service members who have been imprisoned while protecting and defending our country and those who remain missing. As Americans, we all owe an extraordinary debt of gratitude and appreciation to these men and women and their families, who have waited and remain waiting for their loved ones in the most difficult times. We thank them all for their sacrifices they’ve made to protect us both at home and abroad in defense of our national principles.”
Governor Christie also issued a proclamation marking POW/MIA Recognition Day throughout New Jersey.