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Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial – Phase I – A7 Corsair (BuNo153150)

Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial – Phase I – A7 Corsair (BuNo153150)

We are happy to announce the delivery of our 1st aircraft (static display) for Phase I. This A-7 Corsair aircraft is on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida (www.navalaviationmuseum.org). This will be one of four aircraft on display at...

One Box Checked

One Box Checked

Many more before POW/MIA Memorial and Museum becomes reality March 29, 2019 was a fitting day to dedicate the newly-restored Chapel of the High-Speed Pass and unveil two plaques which commemorate the chapel’s historic landmark status. That date was also National...

Cecil Field chapel restored to honor POW-MIAs

Cecil Field chapel restored to honor POW-MIAs

After Cecil Field was decommissioned in 1999 the chapel where their families celebrated weddings and went to services sat vacant, used for storage. Dozens of military families in the Jacksonville community at a ceremony to celebrate its restoration.

Chapel Dedication

Chapel Dedication

The Board of Directors of the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorialcordially invites you to attend the dedication of the CHAPEL OF THE HIGH-SPEED PASS at Cecil Field 6112 POW-MIA Memorial Parkway Jacksonville, Florida 32221 Friday, March Twenty-NinthTwo Thousand Nineteen...

New Renderings Released

New Renderings Released

We are excited to share our newest renderings provided by Prosser, Inc. for the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum. These renderings give a more detailed scope of the overall mission and vision. This future site will provide a destination for all and a committment...

Cecil Field chapel receives landmark designation

Cecil Field chapel receives landmark designation

The Chapel of the High-Speed Pass at the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial (Photo by Kram Kran Photo) There’s a new historic landmark that will soon be added to the record books. With the City of Jacksonville Council’s approval of Ordinance 2018-677 on Nov. 13, 2018, the...

Phase 1 Site Plans

Phase 1 Site Plans

Mike Cassata (Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial), Pat Geer and Jeff Strickland (Geer Services, Inc.) view the newly released plans and specifications provided by Prosser, Inc. Land preparation for Phase I of the project is expected to begin in early 2019. This beginning...

Thank You To JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

Thank You To JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

We would like to recognize JDog Junk Removal & Hauling a veteran and military family owned and operated company. We would like to thank JDog who was a great partner in the recent “A Gathering in the Pines” event on September 22nd. They provided several services...

2018 Gathering in the Pines

2018 Gathering in the Pines

The 2018 Gathering in the Pines event was a great success and the Event Committee would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for making invaluable contributions of time and monies: AFSA Chapter 559 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 American Legion...

Orange Park Furniture

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

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

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...

Thank You To Pro Coatings Unlimited (PCU)

Thank You To Pro Coatings Unlimited (PCU)

Thanks to Pro Coatings Unlimited (PCU), the Chapel of the High-Speed Pass sanctuary is now painted and one step closer to being fully restored. PCU did an excellent and outstanding professional job. Lead by Randall Gravitt, general manager, and James Richburg,...

Cecil Field roadway honors prisoners of war, missing in action

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

National League of ​POW/MIA Families Endorsement

National League of ​POW/MIA Families Endorsement

It is a great honor to announce the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial has received the official endorsement of the NATIONAL LEAGUE OF ​POW/MIA FAMILIES. This is a proud moment for us and this endorsement represents a strong show of support for our mission.  Mike Cassata...

Road Name Change To Honor POW/MIA

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

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...

Foundation Academy partnership brings military history to life

Foundation Academy partnership brings military history to life

School lessons of military conflict and escapes from captivity took on a whole new meaning Friday morning as students at The Foundation Academy listened to veterans reliving heroic stories from their time fighting for freedom. Dennis “Dizzy” Gillespie and Andy...

Mayor signs bill, turns Cecil Field memorial site over to nonprofit

Mayor signs bill, turns Cecil Field memorial site over to nonprofit

Twelve weeks after its introduction and just eight weeks after Jacksonville’s City Council approved the bill, Mayor Lenny Curry executed a lease agreement Aug. 23 with POW/MIA Memorial Inc. to establish a memorial at Cecil Field to honor POW/MIA service men and women....

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