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Lander Athletics to Hold POW/MIA Chair Dedications Saturday



Lander Athletics and Lander University will partner with The Rolling Thunder®, Inc Chapters of South Carolina to present and dedicate a Chair of Honor for all POW's and MIA's in two separate ceremonies at the softball and baseball stadiums on Saturday, March 31st. Each ceremony will begin approximately 30 minutes prior to the scheduled game times at the respective facilities.


Doug Spears Field (softball)

Ceremony - 11:30 a.m.

Games vs. North Georgia - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.


Dolny Stadium (baseball)

Ceremony - 1:30 p.m.

Games vs. Augusta - 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.


This event is open to the public and veterans are encouraged to attend. Veterans will receive FREE admission to the games. For more information contact Chris Giles, Director of Military & Veteran Services at Lander University: 864-388-8331 or

There is no charge for admission to Lander softball games. Lander baseball games are $5 for ages 12 and up. Kids under 12 are admitted FREE. Ticket gates open one hour and 15 minutes prior to the scheduled game time.

"Lander University is proud to partner with the Chapters of the South Carolina Rolling Thunder," said Giles "as we continue our mission to honor past, present, and future veterans of our great country."

"We can never forget the sacrifices of the countless men and women that allow us to enjoy the freedoms of this country," said Lander athletics director Brian Reese. "These dedications help to remind us of those who have given so much and their loved ones who are still hoping for their safe return."

The Rolling Thunder®, Inc. POW/MIA Chair of Honor Program is intended to support Rolling Thunder's main mission by bringing daily reminders of the POW/MIA issue to cities and towns big and small across the nation. A POW/MIA chair in any location is to remain perpetually empty to help people remember that even though our soldiers are not here, there is still a space for them.


Incorporated in 1995, Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is a class 501(c) (4) non-profit organization with over 90 chartered chapters throughout the United States and members abroad. While many members of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. are veterans and many ride motorcycles, neither qualification is a prerequisite. Rolling Thunder®, Inc. members are old and young, men and women, veterans and non-veterans. All are united in the cause to bring full accountability for the Prisoners Of War-Missing In Action (POW/MIA) of all wars, reminding the government, the media and the public by our watchwords: "We Will Not Forget."