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    There will be a permanent empty seat at Miami University’s Yager Stadium in memory of our POW/MIA.













    Miami officials unveil POW/MIA chair for Yager Stadium


    The memory of United States military bravery will always have a seat at Miami University’s Yager Stadium.

    A special memorial stadium seat dedicated to America’s prisoners of war (POW) and those missing in action (MIA) was unveiled last week with the help of local veterans and Ohio Sen. Bill Coley (R-Liberty Twp.).

    During the Nov. 20 Miami University football game against Akron, more than a dozen regional and state officials joined Miami President Gregory Crawford in showing off the specially designed chair for the first time.

    “Miami has a tradition of honoring veterans and supporting veterans within our community. We’re adding this empty chair at Yager Stadium to remind us of the sacrifice of families of veterans who are missing in action or prisoners of war,” Crawford said.

    “It is a visible reminder, to pause and take a moment to reflect and be grateful for the service of military members whose own chairs at home go empty.”

    The chair will be installed next year in the south stands of Yager Stadium.

    Last year, Miami unveiled its military veterans memorial honoring the school’s alumni who have served in America’s armed forces. Planning, funding and building the Alumni Veterans Tribute was a project of five years’ work.

    https://americanmilitarynews.com/201...m_campaign=alt
    Last edited by Persephone; 07 Dec 19, 13:48.
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    There's also an empty chair at Delaware's Tech.


    POW/MIA Chairs of Honor Dedicated at Delaware’s Tech’s Stanton and Wilmington Campuses



    Delaware Tech’s Stanton and Wilmington campuses dedicated POW/MIA Chairs of Honor in two ceremonies on September 20, 2019, joining the Rolling Thunder® Inc. POW/MIA Chair of Honor Program, which is intended to bring daily reminders of military soldiers captured as prisoners of war or who have been declared missing in action. By November, a Chair of Honor will be present at each of the College’s campus locations.

    The chairs are black and feature the POW/MIA logo. They are to remain perpetually empty to help people remember that even though our soldiers are not here, there is still a space for them at Delaware Tech. There are approximately 90,000 service members unaccounted for since World War I.

    https://www.dtcc.edu/about/news/2019...chair-of-honor
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    • #3
      This one has been at Soldier Field since 2016.



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      • #4
        This one is at the US Capitol Visitor Center.




        In November 2017 a Chair of Honor was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center's Emancipation Hall to commemorate American service men and women who are prisoners of war or missing in action (POW/MIA). This chair is one of the original ordered in 1857 for the new House Chamber.



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        • #5
          Mississippi State have more than one chair.

          Mississippi State dedicates POW/MIA Chairs of Honor at athletic venues




          STARKVILLE, Miss. (WLBT) -Mississippi State continues its longstanding tradition of honoring our nation’s military service men and women with the unveiling of permanent POW/MIA Chairs of Honor inside Davis Wade Stadium, Humphrey Coliseum and Dudy Noble Field, the Athletic Department announced on Veteran’s Day.

          The unoccupied chairs will serve as a tribute to prisoners of war and service members who are missing in action, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

          “Mississippi State has always taken great pride in honoring our veterans and service members,” Director of Athletics John Cohen said. “The courage and sacrifice of the brave men and women who serve and protect our country allow us the freedoms we have, including attending our Bulldog athletic events. These unoccupied Chairs of Honor at our venues will forever serve in remembrance of those who never returned home. There will always be a place in our venues awaiting their return.”

          https://www.wdam.com/2019/11/11/miss...hletic-venues/
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          • #6
            And there are several hundred of them all in the same place...Congress.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
              And there are several hundred of them all in the same place...Congress.

              The POW/MIA Chair of Honor program began in Boston in 2012 and has since spread throughout the country.
              Last edited by Persephone; 08 Dec 19, 10:43.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                And there are several hundred of them all in the same place...Congress.
                That was uncalled for in a thread dedicated to US POWs and MIAs.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Persephone View Post

                  There will be a permanent empty seat at Miami University’s Yager Stadium in memory of our POW/MIA.












                  Very well done.

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                  • #10
                    They put in a POW/MIA chair at Kentucky Speedway earlier this year. The dedication coincided with National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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                    • #11
                      To dedicate those chairs. A very classy thing to do.
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                      • #12
                        Yes it is-remembering the service and sacrifice of others is an honorable, and I believe a necessary, thing.

                        We have a Vietnam Wall in Jacksonville not far from my home. A few years ago we found that we could place a commemoration plaque there, so we did for my brother. When I reconnected with my cousin, who also lost a brother in Vietnam, this past summer, we have ordered one for him to be placed there.

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                        • #13
                          I'm surprised ACG does not have a sub-forum dedicated to POW/MIA.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Slug View Post
                            To dedicate those chairs. A very classy thing to do.
                            I agree! LSU went another step further. Two cadets from the LSU Corps of Cadets stand guard at their POW/MIA chair before each home game.







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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nikki View Post
                              They put in a POW/MIA chair at Kentucky Speedway earlier this year. The dedication coincided with National POW/MIA Recognition Day.


                              Thanks for mentioning POW/MIA Recognition Day.

                              For those who do not know...POW/MIA Day is observed every year on the third Friday in September.
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