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Photography & webpage design by Peter Phun

                            After years of effort by volunteers, veteran's organizations, local businesses, regional Native American tribes and federal agencies, the National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) was dedicated September 16, 2005 at the Riverside National Cemetery. Approximately 1,500 attended the event which began promptly at 4 pm.
                   The memorial, sculpted in bronze by Vietnam veteran Lewis Millett,Jr. of Idyllwild, depicts an American POW, arms bound behind his back, his eyes lifted to the heavens in search of rescue and on one of the plinths bear an inscription.
                       U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona said the memorial is a powerful and stirring reminder of the sacrifice of prisoners and the anguish that still haunt the survivors of soldiers whose fate remains unknown.
                       The memorial honors the over 607, 000 U.S. prisoners of war and 170,000 servicemen and women listed as missing in action since the Revolutionary War.
                       
Reception at March Air Museum
closeup of POW medals
                    Medal presentation at the Mission Inn

 
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