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Service pays respect to missing soldiers

POSTED: September 15, 2010 4:00 a.m.
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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 970 President Wayne Watkins leads a ceremony last year on National MIA/POW Day to honor the men and women killed in action or prisoners of war. This year's service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park.

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A remembrance service Friday night will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

  

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 970 invites the community to gather at Veterans Memorial Park at 6 p.m. in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day. 

  

“This national ceremony calls on American citizens to remember the brave service of those who gave their lives for our country,” said Wayne Watkins, chapter president.

  

The national remembrance honors the commitments and the sacrifices made by the nation’s prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.

  

“Even if you can’t come out to the service, take a moment to remember there are still those who’ve not been accounted for, and they’re why we do what we do,” he said.

  

After the reading of the names of each Georgia soldier who remains missing, local veterans will replace the two POW/MIA flags that have flown over the memorial for the last year.

  

The day of recognition is one of six days that the black POW/MIA flag shall be flown over federal facilities and cemeteries, post offices and military installations.

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