Rolling Thunder Inc, Iowa Chapter 1, presented the Mt. Auburn Legion with a POW-MIA Chair of Honor at the Veteran’s Day Supper on November 11. Dedication of the Chair was made by Rolling Thunder Iowa President, Robby Taylor. The Rolling Thunder National POW-MIA Chair of Honor Program is intended to support a mission of bringing daily reminders of the POW-MIA issue to cities and towns big and small across the nation. A POW-MIA chair in any location is to remain perpetually empty to help people remember that even though our soldiers are not here, there is still a space for them. Rolling Thunder, Inc has made it their mission to educate the public about the legacy of the nation’s estimated 92,000 armed services members either made Prisoners of War (POW) or listed as Missing in Action (MIA) in a combat zone since World War One.
“It is quite an honor for the Mt. Auburn Legion to receive the POW-MIA Chair of Honor,” said Robert Eckmeier, Commander of Emil H. Dutler Post 177. “We are proud to be one of only a few Posts to have the chair and will display it proudly at the Mt. Auburn Legion Hall.”
The Chair of Honor ties in with the Wreaths Across America program that Mt. Auburn will be celebrating for the first time this year on December 13, 2014 at 11 AM.