Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey yesterday released the following statement in honor of Prisoner of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day:
“Today we remember and honor the women and men in uniform who sacrificed their freedom to protect the precious liberty we enjoy.
“Those held as Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action have earned the unending gratitude and respect of every American for their courage and devotion to our country.
“We must never neglect to recognize the faithful service of these patriots, and its with steadfast hope that we await the safe return of every last one of them.
“I ask all Arizonans to join me in praying for every family that carries the enormous burden of a missing loved one on their shoulders every day– our sincerest thanks and love go out to each of them.
“We also take the time to remember the great sacrifices made by the late Senator John McCain, held captive as a Prisoner of War for over five years during the Vietnam War.
“And it’s with the deepest reverence that Arizona sends this message to every American hero missing in action: there is no distance too far and no passage of time too long that will ever diminish our appreciation for all you’ve given us. You are never forgotten.”