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Waycross mayor offers condolences, wishes to rename street to honor local fallen soldier

WAYCROSS, Ga. — The City of Waycross’ mayor shared a message of remembrance after a local soldier died overseas.


Action News Jax told you when we learned that local soldier Kennedy Sanders was killed in a drone attack on U.S. forces in Jordan on Sunday.

Sanders’ mother told Action News Jax that her daughter enlisted in 2018. She said she had no idea that her daughter would be serving in such a dangerous area.

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The mayor of Waycross, Georgia, Dr. Michael Angelo James, said her service and sacrifice will always be remembered in spirit.

“We are so grateful for her service to our community and also to our nation,” he said.

The mayor also said that it’s important for the city to find a physical way to remember Sanders as well.

“One of the things we are looking at doing is renaming E Street, the part of the street Kennedy lived on, after her,” he explained.

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The mayor went on to say that the city is also looking at dedicating a special day to Kennedy among other proclamations.

He finished his remarks in the video posted on the city’s Facebook page with a moment of silence for the fallen specialist.

Action News Jax was told President Joe Biden spoke to the families of the 3 victims and said he would attend the transfer of their bodies in Delaware on Friday.

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