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New monument honors POW's and MIA's

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A new monument is bringing attention to Prisoners of War Honor and those missing in action.

The new addition is located in the Florence Veterans Park.

It’s a seat that is to remain open to serve as a reminder that those considered MIA and POW always have a place here at home.

The seat was installed directly across from the monument that was placed in the park back in 2009.

It was recently added and it was a gift from the Rolling Thunder Chapter Four.

The Rolling Thunder has donated a lot of monuments like this across the nation to similar parks like ours.

Rolling Thunder was actually the first group to put a monument in the park.

“The chair of honor is popping up in several places and it symbolizes that there are MIA’s and POW’s that are still somewhere,” Barry Wingard, Chairman Florence Veteran Park said.

Thousands of people visit the park every year to check out the monuments that are constantly being added to remember those who have served and are serving in the armed forces.

The park sits behind the Florence Civic Center and is right about six acres.

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