POW/MIA Commemorative Chair at U.S. Capitol

POW/MIA Commemorative Chair at U.S. Capitol

FRA National Executive Director Tom Snee recently attended the unveiling of the Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action (POW/MIA) commemorative chair dedication ceremony on Capitol Hill. It was unveiled by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Richard Blumenthal, and Representatives Stephen Lynch and Samuel Johnson, who spent seven years as a POW in Hanoi. The memorial chair is located in the Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center, and serves to honor American prisoners of war. It stands as a reminder of the nearly 83,000 servicemen and women still missing in action. At the 90th annual FRA National Convention the delegates unanimously approved the 2018 FRA Legislative Agenda that includes: “FRA work to ensure that the DoD make every effort for a complete accounting of all Prisoners Of War and Missing in Action service members for past and current conflicts.”

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