Thursday, September 12, 2013

Never Forget

"Second basemen Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees closes his eyes as the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles commemorate the 12th anniversary of September 11 before an MLB game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 11, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland."

Almost like it was yesterday, I remember the fear I had as a young man in high school as my classmate rushed to turn on the TV. Witnessing the attacks of September 11 was surreal. Feeling so vulnerable, and uneducated about the world around me, I had no idea what was next.

Twelve years later, it's still recall that day vivdly. I'll never forget.

For athletes, I always wonder their story on that said date. I haven't done any research, but from what I remember, sports were put on hold back in 2001 briefly after.

Every year, I typically find myself covering a sporting event on or around the anniversary. Yesterday was no exception, I had the honor of documenting the New York Yankees as they and the Baltimore Orioles commemorated the 12th anniversary of this tragic event.

A quiet moment, this image says a lot about respect and coming together as one nation before squaring off in a game pitting athletes against one another.


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