Hunterdon Board of Commissioners
Hunterdon County Raises New KIA Honor Flag At Historic Courthouse
Special Recognition For Thirteen Troops
Killed In Kabul August 26th
Hunterdon County Commissioners and Officials gathered with Veterans and the public to raise a refreshed Killed In Action (KIA) Honor Flag.
The flag had initially been raised in 2018 to comply with a state law which asks that every principal building in the county, and its municipalities, fly a KIA flag to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The ceremony was held on October 7th to pay respect to the thirteen military members who were killed on August 26th in Kabul, Afghanistan and because it was the 20th anniversary of the start of Operation Enduring Freedom after the 9/11 attacks on American soil.
Commissioner Zach Rich, who serves as the Board’s Veterans liaison, said in remarks, “
Those thirteen brave Americans were doing their duty as called upon, and they join the pantheon of all the many others killed in action through
out the years; the minutemen, the rough riders, the doughboys, the greatest generation, those at the Chosin Reservoir, in Vietnam, Lebanon, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Iraq, and so many other places.
We honor all their memories, and we know their loss is the high price of American freedom.”