April 09, 2004
For Immediate Release
Washington, DC -
Senator John Kerry issued the following statement today marking National Former POW Recognition Day:
"On this National Former POW Recognition Day, we honor those brave Americans who have borne pain and suffered so that all Americans can live freely. Over ten thousand American soldiers have been captured, tortured and held in the shackles of enemy confinement. Their endurance behind enemy lines and their sacrifice for their country is an inspiration to us all.
"Today, we honor these heroes who have come home to us. Words cannot express our gratitude to you for your commitment and your courage. America will never forget your service."