A letter of apology

Having been privileged to host the previous three Memorial Day Remembrances, it has been an honor to recognize all of our special citizens, especially those from World War Two. Yesterday I mentioned that I knew of two in the audience, but regretfully, I failed to recognize a third.

This most special individual enlisted in the Womens Army Corps, WAC’s for short, at the age of 20 in 1944 and attained the rank of sergeant before her discharge at war’s end. This lady is Joy Thurnau of Peachtree City who is still quite active as a young 92-year-old.

We are quite fortunate to have Joy in our midst, and I’m truly sorry that I did not afford her the recognition she so richly deserves.

Next year we’ll do better.

Mike King
Peachtree City, Ga.

[King — a member of the City Council and a Vietnam veteran — has been the master of ceremonies for the Peachtree City Memorial Day observance for several years.]