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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 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

  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...

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

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...

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

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....