GEORGETOWN, Del. — Chairs honoring soldiers who were prisoners of war or missing in action will be added to a Delaware high school.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports the Indian River Board of Education unanimously approved a plan to add the two chairs to Sussex Central High School. A chair will be added to the school’s gymnasium and football stadium.

The new seats are a part of the POW/MIA National Chair of Honor program, which seeks to help people remember that there is still a place for soldiers even though they are not present. According to the program, the chairs must remain empty and be cordoned off.

Sussex Central High School student Rebecca Bristow will fund the project as a part of her bid to become Miss Delaware.


Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/