Minnesota Vikings Game: Marines Honor Missing In Action Soldiers And Prisoners Of War. They Stand On Guard Over An Empty Seat

Date January 25, 2018

In the military service, many have lost their lives while fighting for their countries. Some were declared missing, while others were taken as prisoners of war.

No matter how far back in history these events date, it is really touching to see that the sacrifices of these servicemen have not been forgotten.

Marines stand guard over an empty seat at the Minnesota Vikings game

In a touching tribute to those in military service, an empty seat was designated black during the Minnesota Vikings game. The seat was in honor of prisoners of war and those missing in action.

Also, in a video shared on social media by Marine Corps Recruiting Station Twin Cities, we see marines standing guard over the designated seat throughout the game.

The video was posted with a heartwarming caption that says they are standing guard to honor those missing in action or prisoners of war.

Servicemen to stand guard over the designated seat at all Vikings games

According to the official Vikings page, a designated seat covered in black will be guarded by those in military service during all Vikings games as a memorial for those who were lost in battle.

The seat carries the POW/MIA logo along with a plaque that reads,

With reverence, we hold this seat of valor for those brave men and women, living and dead, who sacrificed in the limelight of honor and glory that we may have freedom. They will not be forgotten.

People's reactions

Several people have left touching and encouraging words in the comment section of that video.

Here are just a few of the comments.

It's a great to see that the sacrifices of those who fought gallantly for our country are not in vain. It is particularly encouraging to the families and loved ones they left behind.

Our hearts reach out to spouses, children, and relatives of servicemen who have lost their lives.

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