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Kent County Levy Court Dedicates "Chair of Honor" to Missing Servicemen

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A "Chair of Honor" was dedicated Tuesday night at the Kent County Levy Court complex in Dover. (Photo: WBOC) A "Chair of Honor" was dedicated Tuesday night at the Kent County Levy Court complex in Dover. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del. - The Kent County Levy Court is honoring the men and women who have served our country by dedicating a "Chair of Honor."

A ceremony was held in Dover Tuesday evening where the special chair was unveiled. Levy Court officials said the single back chair, with a prisoner of war logo in it flanked by the American flag, shows that service members who are still unaccounted for, are gone, but not forgotten.

Since World War I, a total of 91,718 servicemen remain unaccounted for. County Commissioner Allan Angel said the chair is meant to remind visitors of veterans' sacrifices.

"As time goes on, we seem to forget sometimes until the special events come. So to me, for Levy Court, this is a special place of honor," said Angel.

Similar chairs of honor exist in Legislative Hall in Dover, Dover Downs International Speedway, and in a multitude of similar professional sports venues and governmental buildings in more than 100 cities and towns across the country.

County officials said the permanent placement of the chair inside of the Kent County Complex, expresses the county's deepest respect and honor for our missing servicemen. 
 

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