On Monday, March 12, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Office of Veterans Services will be holding a Chair of Honor dedication at Everett City Hall, front lobby at 5:30 p.m.
The Chair of Honor is very simple, yet very powerful. It is a single chair with the POW/MIA logo emblazoned on it, which is then flanked by the American Flag and the POW/MIA Flag. This chair is in the honor of over 86,000 servicemen that remain unaccounted for since WW1 and will remain empty and on display until they are all accounted for and finally come home.
“It is an honor and a privilege to help unveil this addition to City Hall,” states Mayor DeMaria, “Veterans’ issues are of the utmost importance to me. This POW/MIA Memorial Chair is an important reminder that we must support our military men and women, and never forget the sacrifices they make for our country.”
This memorial marks the most recent contributions from Everett residents, businesses, and local officials to honor our heroes. The City has Chairs of Honor at Everett High School and the Everett Police Department as well as POW/MIA Stone at Everett Memorial Stadium.
The Mayor would like to extend a special thanks to Veterans Commissioner, Jeanne Cristiano, and Ella DiPrima from the Everett Public Schools, who worked tirelessly to make this memorial a reality.
If you currently have a photo of a loved one displayed in the City Hall Lobby, who has served or is currently serving, please feel free to retrieve the photo. The City will be replacing those with a video display on a monitor over or near the Chair of Honor. In addition, the lobby entrance will be updated with new lighting, which will highlight the Chair of Honor. You may submit another photo at your convenience, at either the Veterans Affairs Office at the Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street or the ECTV Studio, Lower Level at Everett City Hall, Room 1.