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POW-MIA Memorial and Museum taking flight in Jacksonville after COVID-19 delay

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Bob Self
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Florida Times-Union
The Hero's Walk and Freedom Trees are shown on the grounds of the Chapel of the High-Speed Pass at Cecil Commerce Center, where work is underway to create the National POW-MIA Memorial and Museum.

Nearly two years after ground was broken, construction is underway on the planned national memorial and museum in Jacksonville to honor and remember all American prisoners of war and those missing in action during the country's wars.

When completed, it will be the first of its kind in the United States, according to the nonprofit Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial Inc., which is spearheading the project.

The planned National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum will pay homage to all those classified as prisoners of war or missing in action from World War II through current conflicts, Mike Cassata, organization executive director, told the Times-Union.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.