BATON ROUGE, LA. - Louisiana State University honored military veterans, prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action with a special seat at Tiger Stadium.
According to a WBRZ-TV report, the university installed a “POW-MIA Chair of Honor” that will remain blocked off and vacant at all times to symbolize soldiers that will always have a place at Tiger Stadium.
The chair of honor and its accompanying plaque was placed near the tunnel where the LSU football team enters the field.
"This unoccupied seat is in honor of those who are still Prisoners of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA), and symbolizes there will always be a place in this stadium awaiting their return," the plaque reads.
(Story continues under gallery)
The seat will make its debut during Saturday’s home game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Two cadets from the LSU Corps of Cadets will guard the chair before each home game.
The school plans to place similar memorials at Alex Box Stadium and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The “POW-MIA Chair of Honor” was sponsored by the Tiger Athletic Foundation and the LSU Corps of Cadets.
© 2017 WWL-TV