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Chair at BOK Center honors war prisoners

Posted at 11:12 AM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 12:28:15-05

TULSA – The BOK Center has over 19,000 seats but as of Thursday, one seat will remain unoccupied as a symbol.

Rolling Thunder and the BOK Center dedicated a prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) “Chair of Honor” inside the event center.

It’s meant to serve as a symbol for service and sacrifice of the 91,000 service members who have been POW or MIA since World War I.

The chair is featured in the grand lobby of the BOK Center.

“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.”

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