Wilson Statement on POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 21, 2012
Press Release

House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chairman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement this afternoon recognizing POW/MIA Recognition Day.

“Our Armed Forces dedicate their lives to defend our freedoms. These efforts do not go unnoticed and our Nation will be forever grateful.  Today, we remember the courageous men and women who have served our country, but have never come home, those who are missing in action.  Without their selfless actions, America would not remain the greatest democracy in the world.  My thoughts and prayers go out to their families who are left with uncertainty.  We also honor the brave members in uniform who have endured the unthinkable as a prisoner of war.  America offers the utmost respect to these individuals and the challenges they have faced to keep our Nation safe.

“As Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on Military Personnel, I strive to do my best to serve as a voice for the American heroes who have yet to return home from combat, as well as those who have been held captive in the name of freedom.  The America people will never forget your sacrifices and remain immensely thankful for your service.”