Carroll County's Board of Commissioners will honor servicemen and women who have been or are Prisoners of War or Missing in Action in a public ceremony on Sept. 20.
Col. Edward Rothstein, former Garrison Commander at Fort George G. Meade, will deliver the key note address recognizing the sacrifices made by our military personnel and Mr. Leonard Kirk, a former World War II prisoner of war, will tell of his war experiences as an army medic during the Battle of Anzio and then later as a German prisoner of war, according to a county news release.
Honor Guards from the Century High School Junior ROTC program and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office will assist in raising the POW/MIA Flag for the first time over the County Office Building. The POW/MIA Flag will then be flown continuously by Carroll County Government until all POW/MIA members are home and accounted for in recognition of the sacrifice they have made for our safety and security.
The ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. by the fountain in front of the County Office Building, 225 North Center Street in Westminster. The public is encouraged to attend.