Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2021

Union County Observes POW/MIA Remembrance Day, Sept. 17th

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents and visitors to attend the commemoration of POW/MIA Remembrance Day in front of the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth on Friday, September 17. The ceremony will start promptly at 1:00 p.m.

The ceremony features an introduction by Commissioner Palmieri-Mouded Commissioner, Chairman Alexander Mirabella as the master of ceremonies and an invocation led by Union County Commander, VFW Bobby Jeans.

“Union County will continue to remember the sacrifices made by our military and their families” said Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Please come out and join us as we honor those men and women who were prisoners of war, and those who are missing in action.”

The guest speaker will be Brigadier General Lisa J. Hou, D.O., the Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affair.

The presentation of colors will be performed by Honor Guards from the Union County Sheriff Office, Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Elizabeth Police and Fire Honor Guard.

The ceremony will include a rifle salute, TAPS performed by Alfredo Beltran and will conclude with the Retirement of the Colors.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are adhering to CDC social distancing guidelines and requiring all guest and employees attending to wear facial coverings.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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