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P.O.W. chair to be dedicated at veterans’ home in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on August 19, 2016

The Illinois Veteran’s Home in La Salle will add a new chair Saturday. This is a story because of what the chair represents.

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Erica Jeffries and members of the motorcycle group Rolling Thunder will dedicate a POW-MIA chair. The symbolism of the chair is that it remains empty to help remember that even though soldiers are missing in action, there is still a space being saved for them. Including current POWs, there are over 91,000 service members considered to be POW or MIA.

Saturday’s dedication ceremony starts at 1.

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