Community remembers those who sacrificed

For the third year in a row, the American Legion is organizing a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony. This year’s event will be at 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 in downtown Sweetwater.

The American Legion Post 106 will hold a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the gazebo in downtown Sweetwater.

The Advocate & Democrat is the media sponsor and is partnering with the American Legion to host the event for the third year in a row.

The ceremony is to draw attention to the fact that many loved ones from the nation’s wars are still missing and unaccounted for, even some from Monroe County.

There are more than 80,000 Americans still missing from our nation’s wars.

“We are proud to work with the American Legion to draw attention to the brave Americans who gave all for their country,” said The Advocate & Democrat General Manager and Editor Tommy Millsaps.

“It is so important to make sure these heroes and their families are not forgotten.” All Gold Star and Blue Star families and all veterans are invited to attend. The event’s guest speaker will be one of the Gold Star Family leaders, Lynn Forhand.

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