Ft Hood honors POW's and those missing
FORT HOOD, TX - Congressman Roger Williams, whose district includes Fort Hood, was the keynote speaker at Fort Hood's POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony.
The ceremony was part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day which is observed on the third Friday in September, a date not associated with any particular war.
The significance of the day is to remind members of the armed forces and their families that America supports them and will never stop working to account for those who have not returned home.
"As the representative for a military and veteran-proud community, I was humbled to be with the brave service members and veterans on Fort Hood for this year's National POW/MIA Day of Recognition," said Representative Williams.
"Today we remember and honor the sacrifices made by America's prisoners of war, those who are still missing and their families."
"This nation is truly exceptional, and that is attributed to our heroes in uniform who so selflessly give everything for the freedoms we take for granted. The men and women who chose to answer our nations highest calling are a very elite, one-of-a-kind group, who are more than worthy of our praise and regard."