National POW/MIA Recognition Day – Free Admission All Weekend
September 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - September 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm| FREE
In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum is offering FREE admission on September 19 – September 21.
The third Friday in September has been set aside to remember those who were prisoners of war and those who remain missing in action. The observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day takes place on military installations around the country.
Clara Barton devoted her time and energy in search of Union soldiers who went missing during the Civil War. From 1865-1868, the Missing Soldiers Office discovered the fate of more than 22,000 missing soldiers and provided information to grieving Northern families.
Her work also sent her to Andersonville Prison in August 1865, when she accompanied a U.S. Army expedition to the notorious prisoner of war camp in Georgia. She advocated on behalf of the survivors of that Confederate prison and testified about the conditions they experienced in front of Congress in February 1866.
Admission to the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum will be FREE all weekend (September 19-21).
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