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Boston Hard Rock Café To Dedicate POW/MIA Chair Of Honor

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) – The Hard Rock Café in Boston is setting aside a special place Sunday to honor POW/MIA soldiers of the U.S. Armed Forces.

A black “Chair of Honor” dedicated to POW/MIA soldiers will be located at the entrance of the Hard Rock, where it will remain permanently vacant.

Members of the Massachusetts Chapter of Rolling Thunder, a national organization whose goal is to publicize and educate the public on the POW/MIA issue, will participate in the dedication ceremony.

The Hard Rock Café joins venues including TD Garden and Gillette Stadium in hosting a POW/MIA “Chair of Honor”.

The ceremony will come one day after the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan was freed by the Taliban.  Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special operations forces by the Taliban Saturday, in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

Officials said the exchange in an area of eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border, was not violent and the 28-year-old Bergdahl was in good condition and able to walk.

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