Veterans support organization fighting to raise awareness about missing service members

(Photo: Merrilee Moore)

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - A veterans support organization in out area is fighting to get a POW/MIA license plate approved in North Carolina.

Rolling Thunder is raising awareness for service members still missing in action or lost as prisoners of war and are pre-selling license plates in order to do so.

The group needs to pre-sell 500 license plates before the General Assembly for legislative action.

"There's a closure issue -- not only with the families, but advocates like us that say, you know, we can't forget this," Rolling Thunder Inc. NC State Liaison Paul Levesque said. "We need to raise awareness and let the public know there's over 80,000 still missing since World War II.

If you're interested in pre-ordering one of the license plates, you can visit their website for more information.

Rolling Thunder hopes tog et this in front of the General Assembly by February of 2018.