Lighting tree to remember veterans
MIAs, POWs represented at ceremony
DIXON – A small group people gathered Saturday night at the Veteran’s Memorial Park for the lighting of a Christmas tree, a seemingly common activity during the holiday season.
This tree’s bright lights are more than festive bulbs, though: They represent Illinois military veterans still listed as prisoners of war or missing in action.
“These are people,” said Rich Sanders of Dixon, VietNow national president. “I’m sure they’d like to be home for Christmas, and their family would like to have them.”