Friday, December 1, 2017

Delaware VIII

One of the popular beach resorts on the east coast is Bethany Beach, Delaware and during a weekend there this fall I came across a brand new memorial.

Not precisely a Vietnam memorial but a POW/MIA memorial to the 91,000 still missing from World War II onward. As I have said before, the iconic POW/MIA flag now used to recall and honor all those still missing was, in fact, designed by the wife of a Vietnam POW and to me it will always represent 'Nam.

It sits at the very end of the main drag into the resort town, past the totem entering the town, past the shops and all the parked cars, directly on the boardwalk at the beach and Atlantic Ocean.

It was about two weeks after it's September 7th dedication that I visited so the flag poles were surrounded with beautiful fall flowers.

From the beach side you come upon a chair draped in a POW/MIA flag.

Called the Chair of Honor it is part of a National movement to increase remembrance and honor for those who never came home.

There are more than 460 "chairs" across the nation and 15 of them are in Delaware. This is the first that is at the Delaware shore.

The plaque just adjacent to the chair tells it story.

Next time on the 6th, we will revisit Florida, so meet me there at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Delaware. or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

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