U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statement regarding National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
"We are thankful everyday for the brave men and women of our Armed Forces who sacrifice to keep us all safe," Scott said. "Today is a day to remember, but also a day to celebrate the bravery and patriotism of thousands of Americans either taken as a prisoner of war or who remain missing in action.
The strength and determination of those taken as a prisoner of war, oftentimes enduring unspeakable hardships, is absolutely amazing. We simply cannot thank you enough. To those Americans who are missing in action, your service and sacrifice is not and never will be forgotten. Although we may not be able to share our appreciation with you directly, you are always in our hearts. And to the families who have stayed strong, enduring years and even decades of uncertainty, we are here for you. Your loved ones are true heroes, and America will always be grateful."