Saturday January 18th, 2020 was celebrated as a huge milestone for the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum as the Prosser team, board members, family and friends of those missing in action and former prisoners of war, and military veterans alike “turned dirt” at the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of the project.
The event was held at the Chapel of the High-Speed Pass, recently earning its historic landmark status within Duval County in 2018. The chapel was packed as speakers including Director of DPAA, Kelly McKeague, designer of the POW/MIA flag, Suzanne Hoff Ogawa, and Chairman of the Board, Captain Sam Houston reinforced the significance of the memorial and museum over stories, tears, and a strong sense of brotherhood.
After the service, Prosser’s own Shawn Bliss joined the board members, donned with a shovel and hard hat, to officially break ground on the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum. Shawn and the Prosser team have developed the design for the project and are always taking steps forward towards getting the site built.
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