The first Sunday of the NFL regular season falls on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and so to remember this tragic day, the NFL announced that all the games and broadcasts will recognize the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with synchronized pre-game salutes before all of its afternoon games. The football league will unite fans to recognize those who lost their lives, honor the families who lost loved ones, and salute the American spirit, the early responders on 9/11, and other heroes that contributed to the nations recovery.
All the games of the day will feature a video introduction followed by performances of Taps from near the sites of the attacks, and moments of silence. This marks the second time a 9/11 anniversary has fallen on the first Sunday of the NFL season since 2001. In 2005, the fourth anniversary of 9/11 also was on a Sunday.
NFL team coaches and the players will join local first responders in holding out a field-length American flag for the playing of the National Anthem before each game. All team members including the teams sideline personel will wear a special NFL 9/11 ribbon and all stadiums hosting games on September 11 will feature the ribbon logo on the field.
Sunday Night Football will showcase the Dallas Cowboys being hosted by New York Jets at MetLife Stadium and will feature additional special pre-game and halftime presentations.
The official NFL 9/11 ribbon logo
Can you imagine the PR nightmare if they were still locked out? That was one of the reasons I knew we'd have football. Let's see how long this perspective lasts.
Watching the New Orleans Saints playing the Packers right now .. and the Mayor of New York has broken into the game with a Special Report - Terror Threat.
The game is still going on but there is a box in the upper right corner. .with this news update . .
Any other program they would have interrupted.. but the NFL makes too much money . they even made the President speak early so not to disturb the game. .
I just find it all so interesting. . .whatever it is. . the tributes on Sunday will be heart wrenching I am sure. ..
Only in the NFL folks . .where anything can happen!
by Ralph Schwartz 6 days ago
The 2018 NFL preseason started last week (yes, I was just as surprised as you were) and although game #1 went on without any issues, game #2 reminded everyone that the kneeling issue hasn't been resolved. It's no secret that attendance and viewership numbers are both falling as a direct...
by Robert Casto 8 years ago
I was watching Tony Dungy last night and he was giving praises too Vince Young. I loved every minute of it. Tony Dungy is right when he said "Winners, Win, and Vince Young is a winner always has been" He followed that up by Throwing out the name Tim Tebow, That is the all time winner and...
by Readmikenow 2 months ago
How do you feel about the new NFL ruling requiring players on the field to stand during the playing of the national anthem. This ruling was not brought about by any government influence. It occurred because of economic pressure placed on the NFL by the fans of the NFL. These are...
by Joseph Davis 6 years ago
Should the New York Times fire Paul Krugman for his remarks that 9/11 was a "day of shame"?Krugman is an economist that is a liberal economic columnist for the NYT. He says that Bush, Giulianni and others hijacked 9/11 for their own personal and political profits and that has made...
by Michael Willis 8 years ago
2 weeks from today is the Hall of Fame NFL Game!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!The NFL Football season is upon us. I am sooo looking forward to this season. Super Bowl held in Cowboys Stadium...Dallas Cowboys...Oh yeah, you bet I am pulling for them to win it all. And they should!So many players changed teams,...
by nanderson500 5 years ago
For you football fans out there, do you prefer the NFL or college football?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|