PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Sept. 5, 2014) – In remembrance of the sacrifices of our nation’s military, Rutgers Athletics will be dedicating a “Chair of Honor” at the football team’s home opener Saturday, with a re-dedication to take place at the Nov. 15 game versus Indiana for Military Appreciation Day. Rutgers will be the first collegiate school in New Jersey to participate in this endeavor.
The “Chair of Honor” will be dedicated pregame, with a plaque designating it to the soldier who has given the ultimate sacrifice, or held prisoner of war, listed as missing in action, whose remains have not been recovered, and to those currently serving and cannot be with us. The black seat, emblazoned with the POW/MIA logo, will be cordoned off and remain permanently unoccupied at High Point Solutions Stadium adjacent to the team tunnel in section 129.
The dedication was organized through Rolling Thunder Inc., a non-profit all-volunteer organization which for over 25 years has ministered to veterans of all wars, and continues to minister to those serving in our armed forces today.
The kickoff for the Scarlet Knights’ game against Howard is set for 12:01 p.m. Saturday.
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