With today being the third Friday in September, it also brings the annual observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day.
While it began in 1979, the first year the remembrance day was held on the third Friday in September was 1986, according to Holiday Insights. This serves to honor and hope for the safe return of American prisoners of war and soldiers designated as missing in action.
Federal law requires the POW/MIA flag flown at Post office buildings, Veterans Administration offices, military memorial facilities, and other U.S. government buildings.
Here's what else is going on around town today.
1. Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 78 degrees. Overnight the temperature will drop to 57 degrees.
2. In honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day, there are no ceremonies in East Brunswick, but there is an event scheduled in Middlesex County. Click here for more information on how to show your respects to those lost.
3. Are you a commuter? Keep tabs on local traffic in real-time to choose your best route to the office.
4. Do you need to fill up your gas tank when you head out? Use our Mapquest widget to compare the lowest prices in the East Brunswick area.