At the request of individuals working to ensure American service members listed as Prisoners of War or Missing In Action are not forgotten, the members of American Legion Post 2 and the City of Helena agreed a memorial chair could be installed in this ballpark. A place in the grandstand behind home plate was chosen for this tribute to feature the POW/MIA “Chair of Honor” with a plaque commemorating the sacrifices made by U.S. troops serving our nation.
Let this “Chair of Honor” serve as a reminder to our community and all baseball fans – this is a memorial to those who served in the military of our great Nation. This is for the men and women who so bravely fought for our country and are missing in action or are prisoners of war, including the one POW/MIA from Hayley, Idaho, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, US Army, missing in action: 6/30/2009 in Afghanistan.
While it’s the first such seat in a sports stadium in Helena, advocates hope it will not be the last. We were honored to work on this project with sponsors that helped make it possible.
55 POW/MIAs from Montana are still unaccounted for…
Dick & Linda Juvik