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Congressman Williams Honors America’s POW/MIAs

Sep 21, 2018
Press Release

FORT HOOD, TEXAS – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) attended Fort Hood’s POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony and gave the keynote address to share his gratitude for our soldiers’ valor and selflessness, as well as remember those who are still unaccounted for.

“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 Rep. Williams. “Today, we remember and honor the sacrifices made by America’s prisoners of war, those who are still missing, and their families.”

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September - a date that is not associated with any particular war. The significance of this day is to remind our Armed Forces, and their families, that America supports them, and we will never stop working to account for those who have not returned home.

“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 choose to answer our nation’s highest calling are a very elite, one-of-a-kind group, who are more than worthy of our praise and regard,” said Rep. Williams. “While many of our soldiers return home, there are some who do not. We must continue to work our hardest to account for the warriors who haven’t come back, and let their families know that they have not been forgotten.”

On this day, President Donald Trump proclaimed September 21, 2018 as National POW/MIA Recognition Day to honor all American POWs, and those missing in action. The black and white banner symbolizing America’s Missing in Action and Prisoners of War will be flown over the White House and the United States Capitol in their honor.

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