From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Handmade placard dedicated to U.S. Air Force Colonel (Col) Peter Joseph Stewart. The placard reads, "TODAY IS DAY 7,172 / for POW PETER STEWART / he needs your help! / today is his 41st / wedding anniversary". The artifact was left at The Wall along with a virtually identical handmade placard (VIVE (1190)) by the family of Col Stewart in November 1985.
HANDMADE PLACARD DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL (COL) PETER JOSEPH STEWART. THE OBJECT IS A HANDMADE SIGN CONSISTING OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SEGMENT OF WHITE POSTER BOARD WITH A HANDWRITTEN NOTE IN BLACK MARKER AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AT THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE READING, "TODAY IS DAY 7,172 / FOR POW PETER STEWART / HE NEEDS YOUR HELP! / TODAY IS HIS 41ST / WEDDING ANNIVERSARY". ALONG THE PROPER LEFT-HAND EDGE OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, THREE (3) LETTERS, "VE U" ARE STENCILED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT AND ARE PARTIALLY CUT OFF BY THE EDGES OF THE POSTER BOARD. THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (1190).
Text of the handwritten and stenciled inscriptions upon the obverse and reverse object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, handwritten inscription] "TODAY IS DAY 7,172 / for POW PETER STEWART / he needs your help! / today is his 41st / wedding anniversary" / [Reverse object surface, stenciled inscription] "VE U"
Item Weight: 8.2g
Item Length: 10.25cm
Item Width: 27.75cm