Union County Freeholders Bruce H. Bergen, Angle G. Estrada and Alexander Mirabella joined Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli in welcoming Master Sgt. Richard Thompson (Ret.) of the Union County Office of Veteran Services as the guest speaker at the Union County Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Remembrance Day ceremony in Elizabeth. Also in attendance were Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson, Union Committeeman Clifton People and Kenilworth VFW 2230 Commander Robert Jeans.
The annual event is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to honor and remember prisoners of war and those missing in action. The National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed each year on the third Friday of September.