Joined by a large crowd of Veterans, Military Service members, public officials and interested citizens, Hunterdon County officials ceremonially raised the Killed In Acton (KIA) Honor Flag at the Historic Courthouse in Flemington on April 16
, as required by a new state law.
Suzanne Lagay, Deputy Director of the Hunterdon County Freeholder Board, led the ceremonies stating, “We are here today to honor the military service members who have given their all for the freedom we all enjoy in the United States of America, and to do so on Patriot’s Day is most fitting.
Patriots do not belong to a specific political party—although they may. Patriots are not necessarily in the military—although they often are. Patriots are folks like you and me who gather in gratitude to commemorate the heroic acts of men and women, willing to pay the ultimate price to insure our freedom and freedom for others around the globe. Today we honor those who made that ultimate sacrifice by raising this Killed in Action Honor Flag.”