Hoeven Statement on Observing POW/MIA Recognition Day

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day.

“No amount of time can pass that families, communities and our nation will forget the American soldiers who have been held captive or remain missing,” said Hoeven. “Just this week, North Dakota had the opportunity to welcome home Navy Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner, who has been missing since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Today, he will finally be laid to rest at the State Veterans Cemetery, where his family and loved ones can pay their respects. Today, and always, we remember the men and women in uniform who are missing in action and those who have endured horrendous conditions as prisoners of war in order to keep our nation safe. We owe them the highest debt of gratitude for their bravery and sacrifice as we work to bring them all home.” 

Senator Hoeven’s office works with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to assist families of missing military members to provide a full account of service personnel and ensure information is communicated to families.