FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 20, 2019
Contact: Amanda Maddox (Isakson), 202-224-7777
Olya Voytovich (Tester), 202-224-2868
Isakson, Tester Honor U.S. Prisoners of War and Those Missing in Action
ATLANTA – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today released the following statement in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day:
“Today, we remember America’s bravest – those who served our country with immeasurable devotion, paying the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Let our nation’s flag stand as a humble reminder of those service members who were unable to return home to their loved ones so that we may enjoy the freedoms that make our country the greatest on this Earth.
“As a nation, we recommit ourselves to those service members and their families. Together, we stand in solidarity, vowing to make every effort to bring home the men and women in uniform that we hold dear in our hearts. Let us remember to honor, and never forget, the brave sacrifices they have made.”
The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 116th Congress. Isakson is a veteran himself – having served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966-1972 – and has been a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs since he joined the Senate in 2005. Isakson’s home state of Georgia is home to more than a dozen military installations representing each branch of the armed services as well as nearly 700,000 veterans.