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National Recognition Day

 
 
National Recognition Day Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
1. National Recognition Day Marker
Inscription.  
The Senate and House
of Representatives of the
United States of America
enact into law
July 18, 1979
National Recognition Day
as the first ceremony held on this site
for
Ex-Prisoners of War,
Those Missing in Action,
and those who
Died in Prison Camps

 
Erected by American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc., Pittsburgh Chapter No. 1; sponsored by William S. Moorhead.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsMilitary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1979.
 
Location. 40° 26.464′ N, 80° 0.711′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Commonwealth Place and Liberty Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allegheny Foamflower (a few steps from this marker); False Solomon's Seal (within shouting distance of this marker); A Place of International Consequence (within shouting distance of this marker);
National Recognition Day Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
2. National Recognition Day Marker
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Fort Duquesne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); White Snakeroot (about 300 feet away); Welcome to Point State Park (about 400 feet away); American Witch Hazel (about 400 feet away); The Venango Path (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 22, 2022