POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks is now the first college to be honored with the title of POW-MIA Campus. This honor was proclaimed by the Board of Directors at the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum and was presented at Patriots Park by spokesperson Scott Readnour.
“College of the Ozarks stands resolute in that no American serviceman or servicewoman who can be recovered shall be knowingly left behind on the field of battle,” said Dr. Marci Linson, vice president for patriotic activities and dean of admissions.
This status will serve to honor the sacrifices of all American prisoners of war, which is presently 81,395 who are still missing, and those who have surrendered their freedom and endured great hardship for the defense of American liberties and values.
“We are pleased to be designated as an official POW-MIA campus, the first college in the nation to receive this honor,” Linson said. “Our commitment to honor all Veterans and servicemen and women certainly extends to POWs and those missing in action. Our hearts go out to the families who still need closure and our POW flag flies at the entrance of campus daily as a reminder to pray. “
College of the Ozarks is proud to fly the POW-MIA flag which was designed by Newt Heisley in 1972. It stands as a symbol of our Nation’s concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing, and unaccounted for from all U.S. wars.