Military Day at Eagles Training Camp
Three-hundred guests representing all branches of the United States Armed Forces visited Training Camp for Military Appreciation Day, which is coordinated each year through the USO.
Military servicemen and women arrived prior to the morning practice. They were given an Eagles gift bag and watched practice from the bleachers lining the field. The group was then led onto the sideline, where they were treated to a standing ovation from the fans in attendance in recognition of their service to America.
"It was great," said Army Private Joseph Bartholetti of the day's festivities. "That they all take the time out to sign shirts and talk to us is great. All the players were great, especially TE Brent Celek, he's the man. He said thank you for serving your country and he was really appreciative. That's always nice to hear."
Play of the Day
During the morning practice's live two-minute drill, S Sean Jones pulled down an interception in the back of the end zone.
Jones would like to get into construction when his playing days are over. His brothers Gary and Darren work in construction for RGI. "I've always liked the work. It's hands-on, you're outside, and there is so much that goes into the building and planning of everything. I love the idea that you could be looking at something that you helped build, when there was nothing there before you worked on it. It's amazing."
Today's Attendance: 6,206
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