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American prisoners of war: Honoring those in National Cemeteries

American Prisoners of War

American prisoners of war: Honoring those in National Cemeteries

This exhibit presents the American prisoner of war experience and honors the diverse and remarkable Veterans who are buried in VA national cemeteries. It highlights and shares individual stories. The exhibit presents only a sample of the POW Veterans that are buried in VA national cemeteries, but hopes that all the sacrifices, courage, and sufferings POWs experienced are illustrated through the stories of those presented. The time frame of this project covers the United States' engagement in major foreign wars of the 20th Century - beginning with World War I and ending with the Vietnam War.

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By Nalia Warmack, History Intern, National Cemetery Administration, with Richard Hulver, Ph.D., Historian, National Cemetery Administration

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