Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Nearly 3,000 people were killed after hijackers flew two planes into the World Trade Center in New York.
In remembrance of the anniversary, athletes, professional sports leagues and teams sent out tribute messages to reflect on the occasion.
Every Army football player came out on the field carrying a flag 🇺🇸pic.twitter.com/5Pxzw3Oan7
— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 11, 2021
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 11, 2021
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) September 11, 2021
We recognize and remember all those affected by the terrorist attacks that took place in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., twenty years ago on 9/11/01 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/qjyyIGqKnD
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 11, 2021
Former Mets manager @BobbyValentine talks to @lindseyreiser, @alexwitt and @kendisgibson about the emotional remembrance game against the Yankees, "The feeling that we had on that day of unity, could start to creep back into the minds and hearts of the people around our country." pic.twitter.com/TABSpN3P21
— MSNBC Reports: Weekends (@MSNBCweekends) September 11, 2021
A moment to honor the fallen 10 years after 9/11. (Sept. 11, 2011) pic.twitter.com/ODbRJnMeK5
— NFL Throwback (@nflthrowback) September 11, 2021
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 11, 2021
What was true 15 years after 9-11 isn’t any less true after 20 years. Joe Maio is remembered on this day and every day. pic.twitter.com/Zf8ZiQwS6M
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2021
— NFL (@NFL) September 11, 2021
Professional teams playing Saturday will likely hold ceremonies to pay tribute to the anniversary of 9/11. The New York Mets — who played the first sports game in New York following the attacks — will hold a remembrance ceremony prior to Saturday's game against the New York Yankees.