City of Rocky Top observes POW/MIA Recognition Day
The City of Rocky Top is beginning a new tradition of observing POW/MIA Recognition Day on the third Friday in September.
This is the same day the National League of Families POW/MIA Flag is flying over the state capitol building.
Rocky Top Mayor Michael Lovely and Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank both spoke at a gathering of local leaders on Friday afternoon. They held the event at the veterans memorial outside the Rocky Top Library.
The group noted that some 83,000 Americans are still missing in action since World War II.
Anderson County Veterans Services Director Leon Jaquet said a handful of POW/MIA members are among the county's nearly 7,000 veterans.
"Keep them in your thoughts and prayers," Jaquet said. "Remember those that are missing in action, those that were held as POWs."
a href="http://www.anderson-county.com/mayor/veterans/" target="_blank">Anderson County Veterans Office