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Franklin County on Track to Become First POW/MIA County

May 29, 2018 - 7:30 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A local county may become the first in the nation to be designated a POW/MIA County.

While a handful of cities, including St. Ann and Bellefontaine Neighbors have received the designation, no county has done so, but Franklin County Commissioner Tim Brinker is hoping to change that.

Brinker is working with the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum Project on the designation, and according to the Missourian they're working with legal counsel on it now.

Project President Paul Dillon tells the site it could take a month or two to get through that.

Franklin County could receive the designation by passing a resolution.  Brinker says it wouldn't cost anything, but would require the county to put up signage at its borders, fly POW/MIA flags and set up ceremonial missing man tables at events.

Dillon says he's thrilled and overwhelmed by the support they've received from the county and he'd like to see the program spread across the state and the country.