FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Today the TinCaps unveiled a special chair at Parkview Field dedicated to Prisoners of War and military members Missing in Action. The unveiling took place this morning, Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m.
In dedicating the POW/MIA Chair, the TinCaps have partnered with the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution-Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter.
The unveiling took place on the first-base side of the ballpark. The chair is located at the top of Section 102 on the main concourse.
"We're thankful for the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for assisting us with this project," Nutter said. "We wouldn't be able to provide the entertainment we do at Parkview Field without the sacrifices made by our nation's military. We're indebted to those who've given their lives for our freedom."
The POW/MIA Chair is black with an adjoining plaque that reads: "Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for. This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of those brave men and women and to the sacrifices each made in serving this country. God bless you. God bless America."
The TinCaps also continue to pay tribute to our nation's military with Military Salutes throughout the season and Military Appreciation Night on Aug. 19.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history,
and securing America's future through better education for children. The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter was first organized in 1901. The chapter name was chosen to honor the wife of General Anthony Wayne.
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