The American Legion Family


Department of Maine

POW/MIA Memorial Project


To be built at The American Legion Family,

Department of Maine, Headquarters Campus in Winslow, Maine


The American Legion Family, Department of Maine has joined together in a joint project to build a POW/MIA Memorial at The American Legion Family Maine Headquarters. This memorial is to honor and remember the 480 Mainers who are still unaccounted for*. Each missing Mainer will have a brick listing their name, branch of service, and war conflict.

Please help us keep these hero’s memories alive with this memorial.

They have given the ultimate sacrifice For God and Country.

Never Forgotten. Always Remembered.

You can sponsor a permanent brick for the POW/MIA Memorial. Each brick is $50.00 and can be sponsored thru an American Legion Post, American Legion Auxiliary Unit, a Sons of the American Legion Squadron, or an American Legion Riders Chapter within the State of Maine.

You may sponsor a specific name or someone from your area or you can choose to have us pick who you sponsor. Only one brick per name is available and the name must come from the official list of Maine Missing POW/MIA’s that we have compiled*. Names are available on a first come basis. However, all missing Mainers need to be remembered with a brick so we will select an available name if yours is not available and we will notify you of such. The Official List of The American Legion Family, Dept. of Maine’s Missing for the POW/MIA Memorial can be found at: www.maineala.org

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13

* The American Legion Family official list of Maine Missing POW/MIA’s has been compiled using data provided bythe Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency at: www.dpaa.mil.

Click here Maine's Missing POW/MIAs full list

All 480 bricks have been sponsored, thank you to everyone who assisted. Please watch for details on the progress of the memorial.



A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary. The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras.
  • August 2, 1990 to the date of cessation of hostilities as determined by the Government of the United States (Iraq and Afghanistan)
  • Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
  • Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
  • Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
  • June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
  • Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
  • April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
























Department Membership Goals


  • September 10 - 25%
  • October 10 - 45%
  • November 10 - 55%; National award for 4,255 paid members
  • December 10 - 65%
  • January 10 - 75%
  • February 10 - 85%
  • March 10 - 90%
  • April 10 - 95%
  • May 16 - 100%; National award for 6,579 paid members