POW-MIA Exhibit Opens in Pentagon

A Pentagon corridor is now dedicated to the sacrifices of US prisoners of war and servicemen missing in action. Located in the building’s third floor, in Ring A between corridors 6 and 7, the permanent exhibit features a collection of photographs, information, and historic objects that honor the more than 80,000 airmen, marines, sailors, and soldiers who have been POWs or MIAs since World War II. Dedicating the exhibit on Wednesday, Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy stated that “part of what enables our men and women to focus on accomplishing their mission in harsh and dangerous environments is the knowledge that we will do whatever it takes to bring them home.” Just last month, Flournoy assured families of MIAs that the Defense Department remains staunchly committed to that cause. (AFPS report by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Carden)