WARREN COUNTY, NJ – The Warren County Board of County Commissioners have proclaimed September 16, 2022 as National POW/MIA Recognition Day, joining in a nationwide recognition to show continued commitment to the POW/MIA issue.
Milly Rice and Ernie Maso, members of The American Legion, Carl D. Archer Post 528 of White Township which is conducting Recognition Day ceremony at on Friday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m. , accepted the proclamation from Commissioner Director Jason J. Sarnoski and Commissioners Lori Ciesla and James R. Kern III at Wednesday’s board meeting.
“When I read this proclamation, it really reminds you of what everybody went out to war for,” Ciesla said. “A lot of people did not come home… a lot of people were not treated humanely.”
Kern thanked Rice and Maso for bringing awareness to veterans issues each year.
“You two and your entire group continue to show the importance of service to your country,” Kern said. “And we’re thankful for that. It’s so important we don’t forget.”
Sarnoski said that a good place to remember veterans is at the Warren County War Memorial located next to the Courthouse in Belvidere. Both Rice and Maso are also members of the Warren County War Memorial Corp., which developed and maintains the county’s memorial.
Tonight’s ceremony will be held at the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action memorial, located at the Oscar Unangst Memorial Fields, located at 585 County Road 519, located just north of Route 46 in White Township. The public is welcome to attend to show appreciation and gratitude for those men and women who have fought and were imprisoned as POWs.
This will be their sixth ceremony held since the dedication of the memorial and for more information about the ceremony, click here.