Now POW/MIAs Will Always Have a Seat at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium

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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, fans watch an NCAA college football game between Auburn and Louisiana Tech at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Auburn will have a new scoreboard at Jordan-Hare Stadium in place for next season. University trustees approved the estimated $13.9 million project on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, for what athletic director Jay Jacobs says will be the largest video board in college football. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, fans watch an NCAA college football game between Auburn and Louisiana Tech at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. Auburn will have a new scoreboard at Jordan-Hare Stadium in place for next season. University trustees approved the estimated $13.9 million project on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, for what athletic director Jay Jacobs says will be the largest video board in college football. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

There are 30 Alabamians missing and unaccounted for from war.

Auburn University is making sure there is a place for them inside Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The school unveiled a POW/MIA chair inside the stadium to remind those who never made it home that they "will always have seat saved for them" inside the stadium.

The university throughout the week and all day Saturday honored the men and women who have served in the military. The game against Ole Miss was Military Appreciation Day.

There are 1,587 Americans who have not returned home from their service, according to the National League of POW/MIA Families.

The school's ROTC cadets and midshipmen and student veterans led the football team through Tiger Walk before the game. Military and POW flags were flown around Jordan-Hare Stadium, and the pregame flyover was performed by the Alabama Air National Guard flying F-35s.

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