We are honored to have the POW-MIA chair installed at Smithville on
April 14th, 2018.
11:00 am on the Greene outside of The Tour of Italy Shoppe.
Here is a short history on the POW-MIA:
The Rolling Thunder®, Inc. National POW-MIA Chair of Honor Program is intended to support Rolling Thunder’s main mission by bringing daily reminders of the POW-MIA issue to cities and towns, big and small, across the nation. The POW-MIA issue concerns the fate of the United States Service Men that went missing in action during the Vietnam War. A POW/MIA chair in any location is to remain empty to help people remember that even though our soldiers are not here, there is still a space for them.
The chair is a single black chair with the American logo and plaque honoring the missing soldiers. The plaque on the back of the chair reads “”You are not forgotten. Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for. This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of these brave men and women and to the sacrifices each made in serving this country. God Bless You. God Bless America.” The chair serves as an honor until they return home.