At a ceremony recognizing Missouri as the first POW-MIA State, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft received a copy of N is for Never Forget: POW-MIA A to Z . Paul Dillon, illustrator of the book and director of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum, presented the book, written by Nancy Polette. The ceremony was held on POW-MIA Recognition Day, Sept. 20, 2019, at the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in St. Louis.
Other special guests at the ceremony received copies of the book, including Missouri State Representative Chris Dinkins, Tim Smith of the Missouri Veterans Commission, and Colonel Brian Pearl, head of the European-Mediterranean Directorate of the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). The mission of DPAA, featured in N is For Never Forget, is to recover those listed as prisoners of war or missing in action from all past wars and conflicts and from countries around the world.
More about the illustrations in N is for Never Forget and Paul Dillon’s passion to preserve POW-MIA stories, as featured in Books Make a Difference magazine.
Video: A conversation about N is for Never Forget: POW-MIA A to Z with author Nancy Polette and illustrator Paul Dillon
More about the book: N is for Never Forget: POW-MIA A to Z