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Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

*A Grateful Nation Remembers*

Missing in Action Memorial

 
 
<i>*A Grateful Nation Remembers*</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
1. *A Grateful Nation Remembers* Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to the missing in action.
America's sons and daughters,
brothers and sisters, who sacrificed
to ensure the United States, the
world's bastion of freedom, continues
to flourish. Their devotion to duty,
honor, and country will never be
forgotten by the American people.
This memorial honors the covenant
between those heroes who put
service before self and their loved
ones left behind.

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
'Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?'
Here I am, I said; Send me!" Isaiah 6:8-9

 
Erected by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Location. 30° 24.847′ N, 86° 42.013′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Oneal Avenue south of Independence Road. Touch for map. Located on the east side of the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park. The base has restricted access. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant Colonel Joe Madison Jackson (a few steps from this marker); C-123 Provider
<i>*A Grateful Nation Remembers*</i> Marker on east side of Air Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
2. *A Grateful Nation Remembers* Marker on east side of Air Park.
(a few steps from this marker); Operation Ranch Hand Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Special Tactics Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spooky (within shouting distance of this marker); C-47 Sky Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Airman First Class John Lee Levitow (within shouting distance of this marker); Montagnard Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Regarding *A Grateful Nation Remembers*. Many versions of the biblical quote at the end of the marker show it quoted as "Here am I, I said; Send me!" instead of "Here I am, I said; Send me!"
 
Categories. MilitaryPatriots & Patriotism
 
United States Prisoners of War / Missing in Action Flag image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. United States Prisoners of War / Missing in Action Flag
The POW/MIA flag is an American flag designed as a symbol of citizen concern about United States military personnel taken as prisoners of war (POWs) or listed as missing in action (MIA). The flag was created by the National League of Families and created by Newt Heisley in 1972.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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