More News:

November 13, 2016

Eagles pay tribute to veterans with permanently unoccupied seat

Veterans Day Eagles
111316_Veteransflyover Source/Philadelphia Eagles

Permanently unoccupied seat will honor veterans at Lincoln Financial Field.

At a time of what many would consider national uncertainty, the brightest constant for Americans to rely is the country's unwavering support fo the men and women who have sacrificed for our military, annually celebrated on Veterans Day. 

RELATEDPHOTOS: A rare view of Revolutionary War veterans

On Sunday, prior to the Eagles' kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons, the organization took a symbolic step to memorialize those who have served and continue to serve the United States.

To start, the team handed out fatigue-style rally towels to fans attending the game.

Later, joined by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the team dedicated a permanently unoccupied seat in honor of veterans. 

Eagles all-time great safety Brian Dawkins, who recently joined the team as a full-time football operations executive, also joined team president Don Smolenski in a salute to members of the team's active game staff who are veterans. 

And for fans, it was a festive scene at the Linc, including a tank and an Air Force Fellows flyover.