has special meaning for war veteran
Wanda English Burnett
Peace, Ripley County Emergency Management Agency Director, was given
a flag recently. It wasnt just any flag, but an American flag
that was flown above the Bagram Air Base, Purvian Providence in
Afghanistan, and dedicated to Peace.
The flag was presented to Peace from Cpt. J. Patrick Rose with the
Indiana Department of Homeland Security. I felt honored,
Peace told The Versailles Republican.
On a certificate were these words, So that all shall know,
this flag was flown in the face of the enemy. Illuminated in the
dark by the light of justice, and bears witness to the fight against
terrorist forces threatening the freedom of the Untied States of
America and the World. It goes on to say it was dedicated
to Joseph Wayne Peace. The flag was flown on November 27, 2009.
Peace was particularly honored as a veteran of the Vietnam War.
I know what war is about, he noted. Peace was a Platoon
Sergeant and was honored with two purple hearts.
The intelligence and dedication of Peace was key to his earning
the case full of medallions and honors he was awarded for his military
service. That same dedication and knowledge is put to good use as
he serves Ripley County surrounded by others of his caliber.
Peace displays medals - honors he received for his military
service in Vietnam.