POW/MIA Monument to be Dedicated in Stoddard County

DEXTER, MO - A monument to prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action will be dedicated May 26, Memorial Day, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Cemetery director Ken Swearingen says Stoddard County's Honor Guard Team coordinated the effort to purchase and install the monument.

Various service organizations including the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars paid for the project.

Former POWs and survivors of MIAs are invited.

Bloomfield is also the home of the national Stars and Stripes Museum.

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