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(Tulsa, Okla.) February 25, 2016 – Among the 19,199 seats at BOK Center, there will be one chair intended to remain unoccupied and symbolize something greater than all the others.  Rolling Thunder Oklahoma Inc. and BOK Center have dedicated a Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) “Chair of Honor” inside BOK Center.

The chair, which will be located in the Grand Lobby, serves as a symbol for service and sacrifice of the 91,000 service members who are POW and MIA since World War I – including current POWs.

“Every veteran has made sacrifices for the freedom of all American citizens; some are still prisoners of war or missing in action,” Mayor Dewey Bartlett said. “It is crucial that we as a community recognize and honor the sacrifices of those who didn’t make it home or have not yet returned home to their loved ones.”

Rolling Thunder Oklahoma Inc. was established in Oklahoma to help American veterans and their families. The National Chair of Honor Program represents a tangible extension of the Rolling Thunder mission: to publicize the POW/MIA issue and to educate the public of the fact that many American prisoners-of-war were left behind after past wars.

“We are committed to helping American Veterans from all wars. Rolling Thunder Oklahoma Inc. is a non-profit organization. Each and every individual donates his or her time because we believe in this issue at hand,” Rolling Thunder Oklahoma Inc. said.

All funds donated to Rolling Thunder Oklahoma Inc. are used to help veterans and their families. Contributions may be made to:
Rolling Thunder Oklahoma Inc.
PO Box 328
Coweta, OK 74429