'Chair of Honor' to be added to Colts' home

Lucas Oil Stadium chair which honors memory of POWs, MIAs to be dedicated in afternoon public ceremony on Nov. 2.

Rolling Thunder® Indiana, Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Colts will dedicate a Prisoner of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) “Chair of Honor” in honor of those American heroes still listed as POW or MIA on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the downtown Indianapolis stadium.

The venue will open at 1 p.m.

Since World War II, 1,763 Indiana service members have been listed as Unaccounted-For, and 82,000 throughout the U.S. Their remains have not been found and their whereabouts are unknown.

The words “YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN” will be engraved for the hearts and minds of the families of these service members until the day their loved one returns home.

Guest speakers will include Indiana State Rep. Jim Baird and Gov. Mike Pence as well as Director of Veterans Affairs James Brown, Carlos May, Senior Executive Policy Advisor to Mayor Greg Ballard, Lawrence Mayor Dean Jessup, Chuck Layton, Ex-POW from the Korean War and author of Escaped with Honor and veteran Josh Bleill, Colts and Wounded Warrior community spokesman.

Visitors are asked to enter through the stadium’s South parking lot at Gate 6 or 7 off Capitol Avenue for complimentary parking. Follow signage to enter the venue at the Southeast corner near the Ticket Office.

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