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POW MIA Bring Them Home

 
 
POW MIA Bring Them Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, January 20, 2008
1. POW MIA Bring Them Home Marker
Inscription. POW MIA

Bring them home.

AMVETS Department of Missouri
 
Location. 37° 7.151′ N, 93° 14.255′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Click for map. This monument is located on the grounds of the Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, MO. The cemetery is located adjacent to Lake Springfield, south of Springfield, just off Highway 65. Highway signage will direct you to the cemetery via the Evans Road exit, and then north on South Southwood until you reach the cemetery,. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5201 S. Southwood Road, Springfield MO 65804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stanley Frank Musial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jack Buck (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Q. Hammons (approx. 1.1 miles away); William Payne Stewart (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jackie Marie Stiles (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Kadlec (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dan Dierdorf (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
More about this marker. The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Springfield is the result of a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs
Remember Pearl Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, January 20, 2008
2. Remember Pearl Harbor Marker
and the Missouri Veterans Commission. Realizing the National Cemetery in Springfield would soon approach full capacity, plans were made to ensure Veterans in southwest Missouri would have access to a Veterans cemetery. The result was the establishment of the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Springfield, with the first interment conducted on 10 January 2000. Situated on 60 tranquil acres, the cemetery has an approximate capacity of 30,000 gravesites. The cemetery also contains two attractive columbariums for the placement of cremains. The cemetery facilities include a committal shelter, administration and maintenance area, and paved walkways with benches for rest and meditation.
 
Categories. Military
 
Korean War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, January 20, 2008
3. Korean War Veterans Marker
Missouri Veterans Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, January 20, 2008
4. Missouri Veterans Cemetery Entrance
Combat Wounded Veterans marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, January 20, 2008
5. Combat Wounded Veterans marker
Vietnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, January 20, 2008
6. Vietnam Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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