The Atlanta Braves shared a powerful image on Twitter of a baseball fan in a raincoat holding his umbrella over a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) member at Suntrust Park in Atlanta. The touching moment took place at a rain-delayed doubleheader with the New York Mets on Memorial Day.
The photo went viral on Twitter, reaching over 19K shares as of this writing with the simple caption, “Respect.”
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 28, 2018
The JROTC member from Georgia’s Parkview High School was standing guard over the stadium’s POW-MIA Chair of Honor. The chair remains empty to honor those who became prisoners of war as well as those who went missing in action defending America.
A plaque next to the chair reads:
“Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for. This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of those brave men and women and to the sacrifices made in serving this country. God Bless You. God Bless America.”