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Clay County Names Street For Orange Park Woman Who Championed POW/MIA Flag

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Florida Times-Union
Mary Helen Hoff, then 73, posed in 2004 before the POW-MIA flag that she inspired in the early 1970s.

In a house in Orange Park, Mary Helen Hoff thought half a century ago about how she and others could show that service members missing or captive in the Vietnam War were in their thoughts.

The war widow’s answer, the black and white POW/MIA flag promising “You Are Not Forgotten,” has flown for decades since then at government buildings, meeting halls and homes around the country.

Six years after her death, Clay County commissioners voted Tuesday to be sure Hoff was remembered too, designating part of Moody Avenue near her longtime home as Mary Helen Hoff Memorial Avenue.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.