LOWELL -- The cities of Lowell and Lawrence will participate in prisoners of war/missing in action chair dedications in both cities on Tuesday afternoon.

The dedication of the chairs, which remain empty to remind people about missing soldiers, is part of National Chair of Honor program created by Rolling Thunder.

Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliott and Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera will participate in the chair dedications Tuesday.

The first dedication will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Coffee Cann Café in Lawrence. A second dedication will be inside Lawrence City Hall at 2:30 p.m.

The Rolling Thunder motorcycle procession will then move on to Lowell where a dedication will take place inside the entrance to City Hall at 5:30 p.m.

"Soldiers risk their lives every day to protect our nation, and we owe it to military personnel not to leave them behind if they become prisoners of war or missing in action," Elliott said in a statement. "It is an honor to erect this chair at Lowell City Hall in order to remind people of the sacrifice these soldiers make for our protection and to hopefully spark discussion to improve the recovery of POW/MIAs".

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