Thomasville, Georgia (Eyewitness News) --
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion & other veteran organizations in Thomasville, Georgia recognized the National Prisoners of War and Missing In Action Day on September 17.
"I know there are a lot of families out there that have loved ones still missing in action or still prisoners of war and they're not alone and they'll never be alone," said Greg Theweatt, Quarter Master for the VFW Allen-Cook Post 4995 in Thomasville. "They went forward and served this country unselfishly and gave their lives and limbs to keep this country full and I think as citizens we should never forget that."
Area folks remember the sacrifices of missing military personnel and former prisoners of war.
Officials say it's important to take time out of our busy schedules and remember the sacrifices soldiers make for us to keep our freedom.
For the first time this November, Thomas County will be holding a Veterans Celebration parade to support our veterans and current men and women serving our country.
Theweatt was recently elected Jr. Vice Commander for the VFW, District 8; a great honor to him and the local Thomasville Post 4995.