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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – There are over 82,500 American veterans who remain unaccounted for. That’s according to the Georgia Chapter of Rolling Thunder.
To honor those brave men and women in uniform, Rolling Thunder and the Warner Robins Police Department are honoring them permanently.
Wednesday evening, to honor those whom have not returned from war the Warner Robins Police Department and Rolling Thunder Georgia Chapter are unveiling a Prisoner of War memorial.
It will permanetly be displayed in front of WRPD. The police department will also fly a P.O.W and M.I.A flag. The event is in preparation of P.O.W and M.I.A Recognition Day on September 21st. Rolling Thunder Georgia Chapter president says the ceremony is reminding people we can’t rest until they all come home.
“Not knowing where their father,uncle, husband, or son may be, it’s just draining, but when a community person sees a P.O.W flag they know at least this town will be remembering them.
WRPD is putting P.O.W decals on their patrol vehicles.
President Buster Hickam says there’s handmade P.O.W bracelettes for a $10 donation. Proceeds goes back into the program to buy P.O.W flags.
This weekend, Warner Robins, Centerville and Perry are having over 200 former P.O.W heroes, M.I.A families and Gold Star families. The event is for the public to hear their stories and honor the American heroes.