Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Chapel of the High-Speed Pass
Although much of the military infrastructure and facilities still remain after the closure of NAS Cecil Field in 1999, the base chapel has come to be recognized as the physical embodiment of the “Spirit of Cecil Field” defined by service, honor, sacrifice, and patriotism. The Cecil Field Chapel has come to be recognized as one of the most significant landmark buildings remaining from the baseís fifty-eight years of military history (1941-1999). Hosting hundreds of weddings, baptisms, memorial and funeral services, in addition to Memorial Day and Veteran Day events since 1966, the chapel was a significant part of the lives of military personnel and their families while stationed at Cecil Field. Cecil Field has played a significant role in every major conflict from World War II to Operation Desert Storm. The growing military importance of Cecil Field over the years is reflected in the tremendous growth in size, infrastructure, facilities, personnel as well as quality and quantity of aircraft. Being a master jet base, new technologies and state-of-the-art training, particular carrier based operations. Built with a large A-frame
Erected 2018 by Historic Preservation Section of the Jacksonville Planning and Development Department.
Location. 30° 13.819′ N, 81° 53.406′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of POW-MIA Memorial Pkwy and Lake Newman Street, on the left when traveling north on POW-MIA Memorial Pkwy. Marker located within Cecil Commerce Center (formally NAS Cecil Field), at the POW-MIA Memorial and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6112 POW-MIA Memorial Pkwy, Jacksonville FL 32221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LCdr. Randolph Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Bruce Nystrom (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Carl Wieland (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Dale Raebel (within shouting distance of this marker); LCdr. James Sullivan (within shouting distance of this marker); Cdr. Jim Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); LCdr. Denver Key (within shouting distance of this marker); LCdr. Michael Hoff (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Categories. Air & Space • Churches & Religion • Patriots & Patriotism • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, Vietnam •
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 6, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.