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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 and the Dawson County High School JROTC invite the community to gather at 5:30 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.

"What it comes down to is they are not here and we are," said organizer and Vietnam veteran Dave Hildebrand.

After the reading of the names of each Georgia soldier who remains missing by local veterans, JROTC cadets 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.

For more information, call Hildebrand at (770) 533-1906.