NATIONAL POW/MIA MEMORIAL and MUSEUM

To ensure a future that embraces, honors, educates and celebrates with respect to America’s Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Service Members.

3rd Annual Golf Tournament

You are invited to attend the

2020 – 3rd Annual National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum

Golf Tournament

April 9, 2020

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.

Support The Memorial

Your donations matter and will help us to achieve our goals.

Shop Our Online Store

Our online store is now open. Take a look at our POW/MIA themed shirts, hats, patches, challenge coins and more.

We Are Looking For Volunteers

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

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 National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum at Cecil Field 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!

Mike Cassata

Executive Director

Help Us With Our National Designation

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

Former 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

Our Significant Partners

Unaccounted for From Past Conflicts

From The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency as of February, 2020.

Defense POW/MIA Accounting AgencThe 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

All Pro Masonry

All Pro Masonry

We would like to take this opportunity and thank the All Pro Masonry crew for their generous service and donation to install new pavers at the Hero’s Walk & Freedom Trees Memorial. The crew installed similar memorial paver bricks that will be laid for Phase 1 of...

Florida Irrigation Society Northeast Chapter

Florida Irrigation Society Northeast Chapter

We would like to take this opportunity and thank the Florida Irrigation Society Northeast Chapter for their generous service and donation to install a new irrigation system at the Chapel. This entity is comprised of many companies located in the Northeast Florida area...

Phase 1 Donation Campaign

Phase 1 Donation Campaign

Please help us reach our goal to complete Phase 1 of the National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum. This effort is to get us over the finish line! PHASE I - Honors and remembers Naval Air Station Cecil Field (1941-1999) as a Master Jet Base. Where service members served...

Save The Date Phase 1 Groundbreaking Ceremony

Save The Date Phase 1 Groundbreaking Ceremony

SAVE THE DATE - January 18th, 202010:00 am to 2:00 pm Please mark your calendars to attend the National POW/MIA Memorial Phase I Groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2020.  The location of Groundbreaking is 6112 POW-MIA Memorial Pkwy,...

National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum Official Seal

National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum Official Seal

The Board of Directors and Advisors for the National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum are proud to introduce the new official seal to represent the memorial. Design Features of the Seal Circular design follows most DoD seals and logos.Yellow coloring in line with the...

POW/MIA memorial gets new name, bill introduced to Congress

POW/MIA memorial gets new name, bill introduced to Congress

Members of the Filipino American Veterans Society of Duval County are pictured during the Gathering of the Pines at the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial Sept. 21. The POW/MIA memorial complex at Cecil Commerce Center is a big step closer to a sought-after national...

The establishment of the POW/MIA Memorial at Cecil Field will result in the country's only nationally recognized Memorial for all missing military personnel.

Cecil Field POW MIA Memorial

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