Monumental change

Contractors work at the Dobbins POW/MIA Memorial Park to install one of four granite monuments, this one bearing a plaque recognizing World War II prisoners of war and those missing in action. Planning and construction at the park is sponsored by the Dobbins Chiefs Group while the Air Force Sergeants Association Auxiliary, along with Dobbins Air Reserve Base units, conduct the base's annual Living Memorial ceremony and tree planting at the park. The monuments were put in place in preparation of this year's ceremony, planned for Sept. 21. A highlight of the event will be the installation of a monument honoring Korean War POW/MIAs. Korean War veteran and former POW, retired Army Col. William "Bill" Richardson is the invited guest speaker.

Contractors work at the Dobbins POW/MIA Memorial Park to install one of four granite monuments, this one bearing a plaque recognizing World War II prisoners of war and those missing in action. Planning and construction at the park is sponsored by the Dobbins Chiefs Group while the Air Force Sergeants Association Auxiliary, along with Dobbins Air Reserve Base units, conduct the base's annual Living Memorial ceremony and tree planting at the park. The monuments were put in place in preparation of this year's ceremony, planned for Sept. 21. A highlight of the event will be the installation of a monument honoring Korean War POW/MIAs. Korean War veteran and former POW, retired Army Col. William "Bill" Richardson is the invited guest speaker.