November 10, 2022

Purdue to dedicate POW-MIA Chair of Honor in Purdue Memorial Union

A commemorative chair honoring service members who are prisoners of war or missing in action will be presented to the Purdue West Lafayette campus community during a dedication ceremony from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Monday (Nov. 14) in Purdue Memorial Union’s Great Hall. The public is invited to attend.

POW-MIA chairs of honor have been installed all over the country and sit empty in recognition of the American service members who are unable to fill them.

Organized by the Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s Division of Military Science and Technology, the ceremony will include a presentation from Rolling Thunder Inc., Indiana Chapter One, a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of POWs and MIAs.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels and President-elect Mung Chiang will participate in the chair’s unveiling, which will be followed by remarks from Daniels.  

Initially scheduled to take place during the Fall 2020 semester, the ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic and Purdue Memorial Union renovations.

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