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

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 970, Veterans Affairs of Dawson County and the Dawson County High School JROTC invite the community to gather at 5 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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.

According to current records, there are close to 88,000 American soldiers that remain unaccounted for from foreign conflicts.

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

A missing man table will also be set in memory of those who never returned.

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.