The Delaware Tech Terry Campus dedicated a POW/MIA Chair of Honor on November 6, 2017, joining the Rolling Thunder® Inc. POW/MIA Chair of Honor Program, which is intended to bring daily reminders of POW/MIA issues.
The dedication ceremony featured remarks by William R. “Bill” Farley, Chairman of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, and a 21-gun salute from a Dover Air Force Base Honor Guard. The unveiling of the chair was performed by Brig. Gen. Ernest G. Talbert Jr. and Dr. Lester Link.
Dr. Link, a recently retired Delaware Tech employee and Vietnam veteran, initiated the discussion on having a chair dedicated on campus and he generously covered the cost of installation and display signage.
The chair, donated by Hussey Seating, is black with the POW/MIA logo on it and is to remain perpetually empty to help people remember that even though our soldiers are not here, there is still a space for them. Although the ceremony took place at the center of campus, the chair will be permanently placed in the vestibule of the school’s Terry Building.
Brig. Gen. Ernest G. Talbert Jr. (left) and Dr. Lester Link unveil a POW/MIA Chair of Honor during a recent dedication ceremony on the Delaware Tech Terry Campus.
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