Albany- It will be April 3rd from Noon to 2:00 at the Veterans Park next to the Civic Center. Sponsors don't want to make a political statement, they want to gather the community in prayer for the troops.
Leaders of the Albany American Legion Post 512 and Post 30, the Southwest Georgia Chapter of the Red Cross, and Albany Churches have put together next week's Prayer Vigil.
First United Methodist Church Minister Robert Beckum said "Not only for our troops, to let them know we are praying for them and supporting them. But for this community."
Roderick Jolivette of the S.W. Ga. Red Cross says they want to give the community a time for prayer to support the troops in the Middle East. The prayer vigil will not be a political event. "The yellow ribbon will symbolize our troops returning home safely. To let them know we support them coming home safely."
The American Legions also plan to start a yellow ribbon campaign in Albany, to support the fighting men and women. The veterans of America's past conflicts ask you to put a yellow ribbon on your car, your home, or business to show support for the troops. The prayer vigil will be April 3rd from noon to 2:00 pm at Veterans Park.
The Southwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross will be collecting donations at the Prayer Vigil for the tornado victims in Mitchell and Worth Counties.