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Hundreds come out to pray for troops

April 1, 2003

Moultrie- The crowd listens in silence as organizers read the names of troops from Colquitt County who are away at war. Names of sons, daughters, family members and friends.

Helen Farrell has two sons and a daughter in military and says the support of friends and community members keeps her going.

"It makes me feel good to know that I have so much support because I'm a single parent, and i only have four children and three of them are in the military," says Farrell.

While they may not officially be in the military yet, ROTC cadets also realize the importance of community support.

"It really feels good to know that if I do get sent over there when the war is going on that there will be this over here for me," adds Amy Mckaughan.

Until the war has ended these South Georgians will rely on the power of prayer to bring their loved ones home.

Most of the members of the Moultrie Federated Guild either have a family member away at war or know someone who has been deployed.

Posted at 11:10 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com