POW-MIA Stadium Chair Dedication
Rocky Mountain College POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony
"We would like to take this opportunity to remember the incredible cost paid by those who gave their all to help preserve the freedoms we enjoy, those gallant individuals who fought and died for our country.
Yet, it is in remembering the fallen that we are reminded of those whose fate is still unknown, those still listed as Missing In Action and Prisoner Of War. More than 78,000 Americans are still unaccounted for from World War II; 8,100 from Korea; 120 from the Cold War; 1,810 from Vietnam; and 3 from the Gulf War. These courageous Americans, who dedicated their lives to preserving and protecting our freedom, will never be forgotten.
To honor these men and women, Rocky Mountain College dedicates these Chairs of Honor. These unoccupied chairs are in honor of those that are still Prisoners of War or Missing in Action and symbolizes there will always be a place in this stadium awaiting their return. You will not be forgotten.
At a later date, the stadium chair will be permanently mounted on the home side of Herb Klindt Field; the portable chair will be brought out to athletic games taking place at the Wendy's field and in the Fortin Center Main Gym." - Dedication at Herb Kindt Field on November 12, 2016
(Billings Gazette article, posted on November 10, 2016)