Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum sponsors youth award

St. Louis, MO

Education, commitment and inspiration are all amiable ways to describe the youth program, which is now underway with the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum located in St. Louis.

Why a POW-MIA museum? It is the commitment that we as a nation have made to honor and remember those who have endured captivity and for those who did not return from our nation's wars. They were our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives. They answered the call, and now we are entrusted with honoring their memories.

In an effort to preserve the experiences of both our former prisoners of war and our servicemen and women who are missing in action, the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum has taken the initiative to start a youth award program, geared toward sharing these experiences.

The American Legion's 10th District of Missouri, along with Edward F. Ucinski Sr. Post 302, is sponsoring this program. Post 302 plans to make it possible for every youth member to participate free of charge! They are committed to making sure that everyone has the opportunity to be a part of this great endeavor.

The program is designed for youth under the age of 21. There are no geographical restrictions and everyone is encouraged to participate. It can be done online and through correspondence. Once the program is completed, the youth participant will be awarded the museum's coveted patch, which you see here. All free of charge.

If you would like more information or would like a copy of the study guide emailed to you, contact Missouri 10th District Commander Edward Ucinski III via email ( We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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