Originally written November 09, 2012 on NESN.com:

Via NESN:

The Patriots aren’t just a football team, they’re a franchise that recognizes who the real Patriots are and they have never been shy about showing their appreciation.

The team took that appreciation a step further on Friday when they unveiled a seat on the south end of Gillette Stadium that will be permanently left empty in honor of the many soldiers who are either Prisoners of War or Missing In Action. The seat, which is in the back row next to the concourse, is chained off and is adorned with the POW/MIA flag and an American flag.

Owner Robert Kraft was in attendance for the ceremony and was joined by 50 members of the Rolling Thunder who entered the stadium on motorcycles. The unveiling of this seat comes in advance of Veterans Day which coincides with the Patriots game against the Bills.

5 Comments:
  • why is it when the pats finally get a good running tandem like this bolden kid who was looking great has to go out and make a fool of himself and hurt the team. I think a senior player with some bascic commensense be attactched for their rookie season so these knuckleheads get how its done right. performance enhancing drugs and guns are not the yellow brick road dumbchit
  • i hope whever devin gets put he gives Kraft some money back until he earns it.
  • A Class-Act by a Classy Franchise. Good for them. God bless our troops and all of the POW MIA. Gone but not forgotten.
  • That's Awesome :)
  • Just quoting you:
    in honor of the many "soldiers"
    in the "back row"
    ...Nice job :( Every death is not from only the Army, and thanks for your very special place of rememberance as being in the "back row"....obviously very special.
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