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Commemorating National PIO, MIA recognition day

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ANDERSONVILLE, GA (WALB) – More than 1,600 people gathered at the Andersonville National Historic site for a candlelight ceremony Friday night commemorating National PIO MIA recognition day.

The site is home to the National POW Museum.

Rolling Thunder organized Friday's event to honor former prisoners and the roughly 88,000 men and women from all U.S. wars who remain unaccounted for.

"In all previous wars from the Revolutionary war forward, and we're just trying to keep that information out in front of the public and let them know we need an account from a government for all missing personnel," said Moe Moyer, Rolling Thunder State Dir.

There will be a recognition service Saturday at 10AM. Buses will leave the Walmart in Americus at 8:50 to take people to Andersonville.

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