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Sporting world pays tribute to 9/11

Sporting world pays tribute to 9/11

By Clint Durfey, KSL.com Contributor | Posted - Sep. 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Numerous tributes took and are taking place during sporting events this week as our nation reflects on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.

NFL

The NFL Player were allowed to wear special patriotic apparel. - Players are wearing a commemorative patch.

  • Former President George W. Bush will narrated a two-minute feature that will air on FOX's pregame show.
  • The Jets-Cowboys game in New York will have a patriotic Halftime show featuring a performance from John Ondrasik.

MLB

The Yankees held a tribute on Wednesday, due to their road schedule, featuring a video message by First Lady Michelle Obama. The video was followed by an on-field presentation from former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. - Mets Players are wearing hats that pay tribute to various public services.

  • Members of the 2001 Mets team will return for pregame ceremonies.
  • Stadiums across the nation will conduct ceremonies and moments of silences.

The US Open

  • Musical Performances featuring patriotic themes by, Cindi Lauper and Queen Latifah
  • "9-11-01" was inscribed on Arthur Ashe Stadium Court.
  • Each Ceremony will include a moment of silences.

Sports played a major role in coping with the grief and shock of the events that took place ten years ago. From the cancelation of the of NFL games to President Bush urging America to return to daily activities, by throwing out the first pitch, baseball has changed the seventh inning stretch forever with the addition of "God Bless America."

Clint Durfey

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