- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Portland Sea Dogs are honoring prisoners of war with a special seat in the stands.

The Sea Dogs have dedicated a chair behind third base to all prisoners of war and military personnel missing in action. Officials say the chair will remain empty as a reminder that there’s always a spot for them.

More than 90,000 American soldiers, sailors and airmen are unaccounted for since World War I.

General Manager Geoff Iacuessa says the chair is “a terrific way for us to honor all those who have served in the military.” A 91-year-old former POW from Sanford threw out the first pitch at the game in which the chair was dedicated last week.



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