On September 18th, we opened our office for a candlelight vigil to remember and honor America's Prisoners of War and Missing in Action. Aside from the torrential downpours the night could not have gone better. We were honored to have three direct family members, (2 wives and one daughter) of Prisoners of War.
Pictured from left to right, Mark H. United States Marine Corps Veteran, B.J. wife of Prisoner of War from Vietnam whose remains were later returned and identified in the 1980s, our own Peggy B whose father was a Prisoner of War in WWII, Charlotte, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 29 Chaplain, and Peggy (yes two, not a typo) whose husband remains unaccounted for, also having served in Vietnam.
We laughed, some cried, and everyone shared stories of their loved ones including Peggy who shared the journal her father kept while being held as a Prisoner of War.
12 service members from Cobb County were remembered by those in attendance to include where they were from and where they were last known to be.
The evening concluded with a beautiful prayer Charlotte wrote, the playing of Taps, and hugs all around. Smitty (Peggy's husband), Ed (BJ's husband) and Hugh (Peggy B's father) were remembered and promised that we will never forget them.