The New England Patriots Lead the Way in Veteran’s Day Celebrations in the NFL

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bill-swift - November 13, 2012

There are some things that the NFL has always been pretty good at. We can always count on being entertained in some way, shape or form whether it is through stellar play on the field or crazy antics off the field. The league and its players have always been great when it comes to supporting various causes nationwide as well a host of individual and team efforts in their respective communities.

They have also been great at giving respect where respect is due. That was clear at stadiums across the country as the NFL saluted the members of the armed forces on Veteran's Day.

There is no such thing as a bad display, but there is one that stood out from the rest. At Foxboro Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots, a black seat was dedicated to the men and women that never came home from action, the POWs and those who will forever be listed as missing in action.

The gesture is one that is unprecedented in NFL stadiums and just goes to show that the Patriots organization is among the classiest in professional sports. After seeing this I found it kind of hard not to cheer for the Patriots just a little today. Well done gentleman. Well done.

I'd like to send a thank you to all of those in the armed forces here at home and currently serving our country all over the world. Your sacrifice and your hard work is greatly appreciated. We will never be able to say thank you enough, especially to those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you for doing what you do so we can do do what we do. Thank you very much.

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