COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus City Government employees and family members gathered Wednesday evening at the government center to honor public servants who had passed away.
Former Columbus city workers were recognized for their service while employed for the government.
Thirty-nine people who either worked for the city or have retired from the city were remembered.
The names of each public servant were called as a member of the honor guard escorted family members to receive a carnation remembering their loved ones.
"This is our opportunity to recognize and those good and faithful servants who served this community for so long and just to say to their families well done and thank you," said Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.
"I was concerned that it would open up new wounds and the more I thought about it and prayed about it, I felt like this would be a good way to honor her," said Charlotte Edwards, daughter of the late Lucy M. Albritton.
Following the service, everyone gathered outside and placed flowers at a memorial.