What it Means to Algona
When the POWs' nativity scene was presented to the public of Algona, a new tradition was created. Every December, thousands come to see the scene, and it is a great source of pride. The nativity scene not only evokes the feelings of the season, but also links to a past long forgotten in many other places in the country. It serves to remind those who visit that those fighting on the other side were people, too. The men who created the nativity scene missed their families and loved ones. Those who first viewed it could not help but think of their husbands, sons and brothers who were apart from them.
Today it continues to unify and remind visitors of the spirit of the season.