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Orange Park Furniture

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank one of our newest partners, Orange Park Furniture (OPF). OPF recently donated a display case to the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial museum. Their contribution helps begin our first steps toward opening the...

McCain wrote letter approving Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial

The “Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial” is a group of veterans and community leaders working to erect a 26 acre memorial for military service members who remain missing. The board received a letter endorsing their work from the late Sen. John McCain in early 2017.  There...

Plans underway for POW/MIA Museum at Cecil Commerce Center

A ceremony was held July 10 to commemorate the refurbishing of former Naval Air Station Cecil Field’s chapel and to rename a main road. The current Cecil Commerce Center’s New World Avenue is now known as POW-MIA (Prisoner of War and Missing in Action) Memorial...

Cecil Field roadway honors prisoners of war, missing in action

A road at Cecil Field was dedicated to prisoners of war and military members missing in action on Tuesday. Related Headlines The unveiling of POW-MIA Memorial Parkway marked the start of efforts on a memorial to the service members in Jacksonville. Plans for the...

Cecil Field road renamed for prisoners of war, missing in action

Jacksonville City Council took unanimous action May 22 to rename a local road the POW-MIA Memorial Parkway in honor of former prisoners of war and the more than 82,000 servicemen and women still considered missing in action. New World Avenue, which runs from Cecil...

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...

Road Name Change To Honor POW/MIA

Resident Community News A bill to honor and recognize former prisoners of war and the more than 82,000 service members still missing in action and unaccounted for was heard at the March 13 City Council meeting. Proposed by Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial, Inc., Bill...

FSU unveils memorial in honor of U.S. Navy war hero Scott Speicher

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The spirit of Scott Speicher, an FSU alumnus celebrated as a true American war hero, is alive and well on the campus of Florida State University. FSU President John Thrasher joined members of Speicher’s family Friday to unveil a new memorial...