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Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

POW★MIA

Veterans Memorial Center

 
 
POW★MIA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
1. POW★MIA Marker
Inscription.  

This memorial honors all Prisoners of War, remembering the tremendous hardships endured at the hands of their ruthless enemies as they braved captivity. The resilience and strength of the American service men and women showed great devotion and love for country.
“We exist to help those who cannot help themselves”.

The veterans of Florida dedicate this plaque in gratitude to honor all those who sacrificed their freedom in service of our country. Former American Prisoners Of War, Missing In Action and those Americans who may still be held prisoner.
We Will Never Forget
 
Erected by Brevard Space Coast Ex-Prisoners of War and Rolling Thunder FL1.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 28° 21.078′ N, 80° 40.973′ W. Marker is in Merritt Island, Florida, in Brevard County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of South Sykes Creek Parkway and Fortenberry Road. The marker is located within the Veterans Memorial Plaza, part of the Veterans Memorial
POW★MIA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
2. POW★MIA Marker
Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 S Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island FL 32952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medal of Honor (here, next to this marker); American Revolutionary War (here, next to this marker); Operation Enduring Freedom (here, next to this marker); Operation Desert Storm (a few steps from this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Korean Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); September, 11th, 2001 (a few steps from this marker); The “Dixie Doughboy” (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merritt Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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