“The Mission of this Museum”
The Mission of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum is to reverently honor all who served our country in any branch of the United States military, who were captured by enemies of the United States, or who are missing in action, from any year and from any conflict. This Mission includes raising the awareness of the American public to the numbers of captured Americans who returned to us alive, and to the numbers of those who perished in captivity, and to the numbers of those service personnel missing who have not yet been returned to us for the homage they deserve.
The Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum initially formed as a LLC in August of 2011. However, in order to qualify as a 501©(3) non-profit, tax exempt entity, it restructured into a C Corp under the Missouri Nonprofit Corporation Act, Chapter 355 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, and with the help of Mr. Stuart Symington Jr., and with the help of Mr. John Walsh and Ms. Jennifer Jones of the Law firm Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne, became the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum, Inc. on May 18, 2012.
The business affairs of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum is managed by its Board of Directors, which is composed of and limited to delegates of statewide Missouri veterans organizations. Any such organization that wishes to participate in the charitable and educational activities of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum may submit its written participation request to the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum for approval. Upon approval, the organization shall designate its primary and alternate delegate as a member of the Board of Directors.
An Executive Committee consisting of a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer elected from the Board of Directors, exercises general executive supervision over the affairs and activities of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum as authorized by its Bylaws and the Board of Directors. The president and vice-president are at all times representatives of different organizations. The Board Members and Executive Committee officers all serve without compensation.