A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff:
PRIM AND CURRAN HONORED BY GROUP FOCUSING ON POWs/MIAs
McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim and Lake County Sheriff Mark C. Curran Jr. were honored by members of Rolling Thunder – Chapter 2 of Illinois and given mementos of U.S. flags flown at the Bagdad, Iraq prison at a ceremony Tuesday in Wauconda.
Rolling Thunder – Chapter 2 of Illinois is a patriotic organization whose core mission is to educate the public and government entities about POWs/MIAs and the need to bring their remains home.
There are 90 chapters nationwide who work to repatriate the remains.
The Sheriffs were honored for supporting the mission of Rolling Thunder.
“We presented the flags in appreciation to the Sheriff’s Office for their support of our work in the northwest suburbs,” stated Wayne Kirkpatrick, Board Chairman.
This is the first time Rolling Thunder- Chapter 2, have had the opportunity to recognize the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday’s date was selected in recognition of the anniversary of the founding of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in 1899.
The presentation was at the Heroes of Freedom Memorial in Wauconda.