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Judy Dorsey, first vice president of the National Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., holds her dog "Chloe" and talks about her responsibilities with the organization at her home in Marlboro Township. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
The is a Marine graduation photo of Matthew Dorsey, whose mother Judy Dorsey, of Marlboro Township, is first vice president of the National Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
This is the banner Judy Dorsey placed in her window while her son Matthew served in the Marines in 2005. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
As Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan made his way through the vacant Rolling Acres Mall for the first time on Wednesday afternoon he said, “This reminds me of fictional movies where there’s nothing around but … us.”