Union County POW/MIA Remembrance Day

Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Vice Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski and Vernell Wright joined Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan in welcoming Sgt. Vincent Detrolio as guest speaker at the Union County POW/MIA Remembrance Day ceremony outside the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. Sgt. Detrolio, a former Union County Undersheriff, served with the US Army’s 1st Cavalry during the war in Vietnam.

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 (POW/MIA). The National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed each year on the third Friday of September. (Photos by Jim Lowney/County of Union)