Highway Sign Unveiled for Local Veteran Killed in Action

May 31, 2017

“He gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country and we shall never forget that,” said Kerry Miller, a former army medic and chaplain assistance.

Miller was speaking about Special Agent Joseph M. Peters, who died in 2013 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The event Miller was speaking at was an unveiling of the Hero’s Way sign going up in honor of Peters.

Around 30 to 40 people were in attendance of the unveiling including Peters mother and father, Debbie and Dennis. Along with Miller, around five others spoke to the audience on subjects about Joseph himself to what it means to give the ultimate sacrifice.

This included a speech from president of Post 639, Terry Willey, who talked about POWS and the people back home waiting for them. Throughout his speech, he referred to a table set up before the crowd which contained many different symbols on it, each meaning something reflecting back to those lost or missing due to wars.

The event ended with the unveiling of the sign itself. The sign, which is about 7 to 8 feet long and 4-5 feet tall, contained Joseph’s rank, name, and which branch of the military he served in. The sign will be going up at James River Freeway and Highway 60.