Honoring the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Submitted by Paula L. Ratliff
Greenville, KY – hosted the replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider over Independence Day weekend to honor the American service members who have died without their remains being identified. Local residents, Veterans groups, and travelers participated in the informational tour and video depicting the qualifications and training required to be a member of the Sentinel, the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown. The replica is a half-size, exact copy of the actual tomb, owned and managed by the Americanism Committee of the Exchange Club of Rome, GA who tours it throughout the country as an effort to raise awareness about the Tomb and all military issues.
During the presentation on Sunday, Suzanne Hoff Ogawa from Bowling Green and the daughter of MIA Navy Commander, Michael G. Hoff, MIA, presented a banner recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the POW/MIA flag to the Exchange Club of Rome for display at the tomb replica. Her Mother started the design of the POW/MIA flag in an effort to promote awareness of the POW/MIA members.