Jets Announce Plans to Commemorate 10-Year Anniversary of September 11th – http://t.co/0PxXn5C
9/6/11 9:57 AM
Keep your ticket stubs, bring your cameras as this is going to be one memorable event you will not want to forget for a long time! Yes it’s the NFL Opener to the Jets 2011 campaign but emotions are going to be HIGH with the game landing on the 10th anniversary of 9-11.
I’m starting to realize now how big this is going to be, and my emotions are all over the place as I think about the game, the atmosphere, the life lost and what this means to the USA.
I won’t lie, I’m PUMPED.
“Sept. 11, 2001 was a tragic day our nation will never forget,” said Jets chairman and CEO Woody Johnson. “The New York Jets are honored to commemorate the 10-year anniversary, remembering those who were lost, those they left behind and all those who became heroes that day. We are proud to join with our fellow countrymen and women to reunite as the greatest nation in the world.”
■ Each fan will receive an American Flag upon entrance to MetLife Stadium.
■ Taps will be streamed live into the stadium with the backdrop of the World Trade Center site.
■ FDNY, NYPD and PAPD bagpipers will perform Amazing Grace from the field.
■ Our nation’s colors will be presented by New York City Joint Service Color Guard.
■ A full-field American Flag will be unfurled and held by members of the military, FDNY, NYPD and PAPD alongside both the Cowboys and the Jets.
■ Children of first responders will serve as the team’s honorary captains.
Note: As part of a special halftime tribute, the stadium will transition into concert mode and the stadium lights will be turned off for the duration of halftime. The team asks that fans remain in their seats for this emotional tribute.
■ Halftime will open with New York native and Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro narrating a powerful moment created by family members of 9/11 victims, represented by Tuesday’s Children.
■ John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting will perform an acoustic, piano version of “Superman (It’s Not Easy).” Superman, off the album America Town, became an anthem for many after the Sept. 11 attacks. A version of the song was performed at The Concert for New York City in late 2001.
Ondrasik said of participating in this tribute: “As it was 10 years ago, it is an honor to pay tribute to those Americans who showed immeasurable courage during and after the attacks of 9-11. We can never forget the families who lost loved ones and may we find strength in the memory of New York City’s heroes.”
THROUGHOUT THE GAME
Fans who wish to make a donation to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum can text to pledge during the game. Fans who text HOPE to 80088 will make a $10 donation.
The FDNY and NYPD hats that will be worn on the sidelines by players and coaches will be the Jets Shop Item of the Week at the game and available online at jetsshop.com. The hats will retail for $15 and 100% of the proceeds from sales of the hat will be donated to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.