American Legion Calvin George Post 37

National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum

National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum - National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum (powmiamemorial.org)

There is a void that exists in the story of the American experience, a gap wide open in the history of our nation. A calming, a soothing yearned for that can be partially attained through the realization of hallowed ground, a place for the nation to remember, contemplate and pay tribute to our American Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action. This National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum is set to pay tribute to more than 140,000 service members. Approximately 95,000 of these heroes were classified as missing in action with only 12,000 of those having come home. It is time those who served, their families and the nation have a place of honor, tribute and remembrance.

 

Database for POW and MIA's

To get information on missing or killed soldiers from your outfits,

check out the link to a databasegiving information on many of the missing.

If you know of a member missing and do not find them

in the datapase use links to supply the details and if you have any photos of the place and member

supply them to the group for inclusion.

Database link:  http://www.coffeltdatabase.org/index.htm

Email to give information and details on a missing person:  virtualwall@truvista.org

 

 

THE SOLDIER'S TABLE

The table honors the men and women who served our country.

The table is round- to show our everlasting devotion and concern for our fallen

and missing comrades.

The cloth is white- symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the

call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, remind us of the life, and the blood that
was shed, and their loved ones and friends who keep the faith and await answers.

The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our commitment, and continued

determination to account for our missing.

A slice of lemon on the plate is to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured

and missing in a foreign land.

The salt is to remind us of the tears endured by those missing and their families

who still seek answers.

The glass is inverted- to symbolize their inability to share this evening with us.

The chair is empty and tilted -they are not here- and will remain so until they

return or are accounted for.

"You are not forgotten so long as there is one left in whom your memory

remains"

"YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN SO LONG AS

THERE IS ONE LEFT IN WHOM YOUR

MEMORY REMAINS"