(09/11/13) - Genesee County commissioners paid special tribute to veterans, Wednesday morning.
Dallas Mossman is a former Prisoner of War. He spent two and a half years as a captive of North Korea.
Now, six decades after the end of that war, he and his fellow veterans are being honored.
"It's wonderful, it's wonderful that I'm still here. Like I said, I'll be 85 next month," he said.
At Wednesday morning's Genesee County Commission meeting, a re-dedication ceremony recognized those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing.
"To always be recognized and never be forgotten for what they do for this country, day in and day out. Especially with the wars we're fighting today and our men and women coming home," said Jamie Curtis, Genesee County Board Chair.
Following the dedication, veterans gathered outside the County Courthouse for a flag-raising ceremony. They hope this sends a message to all in our community.
"We presented the flag to raise awareness and re-aware those that there are members of our armed services that didn't return after the wars that we served in," said Sherwood Pea, Jr., VFW 10th District Commander.
"It means a lot to me because my father was temporally a POW," said Eddnora White, VFW member.
Wednesday's events also commemorate National POW-MIA Day, which falls on Sept. 20 this year.
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