Memorial Bricks

 “In Honor of” Bricks at the Benefactor Plaza.

Honor your hero with a memorial brick by creating a lasting memento and tribute to a loved one who served their country.

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We are looking for special people to support and work for the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial.

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Chapel Restoration

To bring the historic chapel back to its intended use, we are seeking donations for the renovation of the chapel as well as the ability to purchase a pew in someone’s honor or memory.

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Our Mission

HONOR ALL FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR; REMEMBER AND NEVER FORGET THOSE MISSING IN ACTION HEROES AND THE FAMILIES WHO SEEK THEIR RETURN.

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The Cecil Field National POW/MIA Memorial Park is located on 26 acres in Northeast Florida at the former NAS Cecil Field Master Jet Base (now known as Cecil Commerce Center). The existing Memorial Park was dedicated to those Naval Aviators stationed at NAS Cecil Field during the Vietnam and Desert Storm War eras. The site currently consists of markers and associated planted trees for each of the 16 pilots (known as Hero’s Walk and Freedom Trees), a pavilion with a stage area, a starburst metal display of aircraft, and a granite base seal of this former Master Jet Base. The City of Jacksonville approved a City ordinance to lease this 26-acre property to the organization.

The “Vietnam War Memorial” at Cecil Field was originally dedicated on September 11, 1973 by the families and service members who wanted to ensure these brave men would never be FORGOTTEN. Trees were planted for each pilot and markers added with engravings. A driving force behind establishing the memorial was Mary Hoff, wife of MIA pilot LCDR Michael G. Hoff. Along with other spouses and family members, they assisted in making the memorial a reality. Mary was also instrumental in developing the universal symbol known as the POW/MIA flag. Besides the American flag, this is the only other flag authorized to fly over the White House and the only other flag that can fly on the same pole as the American flag. Undoubtedly, this flag has become a very important symbol for the POWs and MIAs, their families and friends, and the enduring cause that they will never be FORGOTTEN.

 

Help us continue this legacy!

Michael Cassata
Executive Director

Cecil Field POW*MIA Brochure

 

With the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial, we can renew our commitment to all those who hove worn the uniform, to the children and families, and thank them for their unselfishness and bravery.

Bill Nelson

U.S. Senator

The proposal to build the Cecil Field Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Museum is a great opportunity to honor the service members who did not return home from war.

Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator

The POW/MIA Memorial would serve to honor those who fought selflessly and tirelessly to preserve our American values and way of life. This monument would be a haven of reverence, so we may remember them and pay respects to our nation’s heroes.

Al Lawson, Jr.

U.S. Representative

Your proposal to use part of the former Naval Air Station Cecil Field for a POW/MIA Memorial is a fitting location to pay tribute to this very special group. Given that Mary Hoff, the creator of the POW/MIA flag, is a long-time resident of Jacksonville, and that her husband, Lieutenant Commander Michael G. Hoff, is memorialized at Cecil Field, there could not be a more appropriate site for the POW/MIA Memorial.

John Rutherford

U.S. Representative

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Unaccounted for From Past Conflicts

From The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency as of May 18, 2018.

The Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial supports the efforts of our government and foreign governments to achieve the fullest possible accounting for those still Missing in Action and unaccounted for from all wars – past, present and future. See the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at dpaa.mil for additional information about those who are still unaccounted for.”

 

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Latest News

Progress on “Chapel of the High-Speed Pass” Restoration

  We would like to take this time to recognize Pro Coatings Unlimited (PCU) for their excellent work at the Chapel of the High-Speed Pass. PCU has been painting the interior of the Chapel and providing much of the other work necessary to restore this historic...

Samuel Proctor Award

On May 17th, in Sarasota, Florida, Lyn Corley (pictured center) was presented with the 2018 Samuel Proctor Award for her oral history on “Conversations from Cecil Field” series. Mrs. Corley spent over a year conducting interviews of service members, spouses and...

Renaming of NEW WORLD AVENUE update

Our Bill to rename NEW WORLD AVENUE was passed unanimously by City Council Members this past week. Mayor Lenny Curry has signed, and is now officially a City Ordinance. Jacksonville now has a new road named POW MIA MEMORIAL PARKWAY to honor our Former Prisoners of War...

The restoration of the POW/MIA memorial at Cecil Field will result in the establishment of the country's only national recognition of missing military personnel.

Cecil Field POW MIA Memorial