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Gillette Stadium to Leave Empty Seat for POW/MIA

Rolling Thunder will participate in seat dedication, the first in a major professional sports venue

Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers remain unaccounted for and the New England Patriots and New England Revolution will pay tribute to those POW/MIA soldiers with a special ceremony and dedication Friday.

Friday's ceremony at Gillette Stadium will mark the first time in the history of professional sports a team will leave a seat permanently unoccupied in recognition of the many soldiers who are POW/MIA.

A black seat above the stadium’s south end zone will remain permanently empty and marked by a plaque recognizing the sacrifice of the POW/MIA.

Robert Kraft, chairman and CEO of the The Kraft Group and Joe D’Entremont, president of the Massachusetts Chapter 1 of the Rolling Thunder, will participate in the dedication, along with approximately 50 members of the Rolling Thunder, who will enter Gillette Stadium on their motorcycles. The ceremony occurs in advance of the Patriots’ Veterans Day game on Sunday vs. the Buffalo Bills in Foxborough.

LeeBirdification Hoot-Hoot November 08, 2012 at 02:53 PM
I Hope they Mention P.O.W. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's Name. He is Our Nations: "Only P.O.W. InAfghanistan. Captured By Taliban insurgents on June 30, 2009, Bowe Remains ALIVE & Still Held Captive By the haqqaani Network of The Taliban Regime. For more information on P.O.W. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3885055531030&set=a.1881950534657.2095235.1418144897&type=1&comment_id=52828640#!/groups/EarlHayesAdmin/ (Copy/ Paste into your Web Browser) Or go to Facebook and type in Facebook Search: > Captured In Afghanistan - Bring Bowe Bergdahl Home < Earl Hayes - Founder djleebird@live.com
Dean Nash November 08, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Actually NOT "the first in a major professional sports venue". Rolling Thunder, Inc., Tennessee Chapter 4 championed the installation and dedication of a POW/MIA chair at Bristol Motor Speedway March 20th, 2011.
Christine November 08, 2012 at 11:04 PM
This is truly wonderful. Very meaningful and at a time when the world seems all about money, it brings hope that people still care about something more.
gkelloway November 20, 2012 at 11:21 AM
yuor right dean and the first one in New England is at New Hampshire motor speedway.Thereis this guy up there that has been do this behind the scene for several years.Go to POW/MIA chair on facebook

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