30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Shield and Storm

The Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial
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Commemorating the 30th Anniversary


Operation Desert Shield and Storm

In August 1990, the United States launched Operation DESERT SHIELD, leading 35 nations to stand against an unprovoked Iraq invasion and occupation of Kuwait.  This operation build-up culminated on 17 January 1991, with the unleashing of Operation DESERT STORM, comprising the largest coalition of allied nations as a single combat force since World War II.  On 28 February 1991, President George H. W. Bush declared the suspension of offensive actions, signaling the end of hostilities, and the successful liberation of Kuwait.   The participation of Jacksonville military community alone included 27 squadrons, 14 Naval and Military Sealift Command ships, and countless staff and medical detachments.

To honor the 30th anniversary of Operation DESERT SHIELD and Operation DESERT STORM, and specifically those who served from the Jacksonville area units, the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial is hosting a remembrance ceremony commencing at 1030 on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The ceremony will be held at the Chapel of the High-Speed Pass and on the future site of the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum. This tribute will include the dedication of the new Aircrew Memorial, and a Gold Star Families Memorial.  A BBQ Luncheon will be served to attendees.

Date and Time

February 27, 2021
10:30 am until 1:00 pm


Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial Property
6112 POW-MIA Memorial PKWY
Jacksonville, FL 32221

Event Activities

Commemoration of 30th Anniversary
of Desert Shield and Storm
(Inside Chapel)

Dedication of the Aircrewman Memorial
Dedication of a Gold Star Families Memorial

BBQ Luncheon
(Tent Area)

Uniform of the Day

Flight Jacket Encouraged
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Thank You To Our Great Sponsors for Supporting this Event!




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