Globe and Boston.com coverage from September 11, 2001
List of victims
World Trade Ctr.
AA Flight 11
AA Flight 77
United Flight 93
United Flight 175
9/11 on the Web:
An archive of Websites, e-mails, photos, video, audio, and discussion groups.
A library of Web content from around the world. sept11.archive.org/
Moments of silence on Sept. 11
By Associated Press
All major league baseball night games on Sept. 11 will pause at 9:11 p.m. local time for a moment of silence in remembrance of last year's terrorist attacks.
NFL fans, meanwhile, will hear an address this week on last year's events from President Bush and team personnel will wear logos commemorating the events.
Following the moment of silence at the baseball games, a videotape will be shown in memory of those who died. During afternoon games on Sept. 11, the moment of silence will be held during the seventh-inning stretch, and the video will follow.
"All of us in baseball were devastated by the horrific attack on our country last September 11, and it is with a great deal of sadness and grief that we will mark the first anniversary," commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday.
"We take this opportunity to honor the memories of those lost and to pay tribute to the firefighters, police officers, rescue workers and all those who sacrificed their lives trying to save others," Selig said.
Bush's talk to NFL fans will be shown on CBS and FOX telecasts and played on stadium screens for the 10 season-opening games Sunday that start at 1 p.m. EDT. It will be followed by the Marine Corps Band playing "America The Beautiful."
In addition, sideline personnel from all the teams will wear a 9/11 patch on their clothing along with an American flag.
Members of the New York Giants and Jets will wear caps with the initials or logos of the New York fire and police departments or the New York/New Jersey Port Authority personnel. The Giants open the season Thursday night against San Francisco, part of the celebration of Sept. 11.
The Washington Redskins will wear caps with a Pentagon logo.
During the baseball games, a special logo will be displayed on the field, outfield walls, bases and lineup cards, incorporating the Stars and Stripes, the major league baseball logo, a red-white-and-blue ribbon and the phrase "We Shall Not Forget." Players' caps and outerwear that day will include the American flag, and each fan attending a game that day will receive a commemorative T-shirt that features the logo.
Fans will be encouraged to wear the T-shirt during the game, specifically for the moment of silence.
In addition, New York Knicks players Allan Houston and Charlie Ward will sponsor an event at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 11 called "A Tribute to Grace and Hope."
On Saturday night, NASCAR and Richmond International Raceway are planning a pre-race tribute to include a spectacular card display by more than 100,000 spectators, a flag salute by Winston Cup drivers and crew members as well as a special "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines" command by American Military personnel via satellite.
In the Busch series race on Friday night, Bobby Hamilton Jr. will drive a car with a special paint scheme from his sponsor, the U.S. Marine Corps. The No. 25 Ford will be called "The Patriotism Car" in support of the Marines.
It will be draped in an American Flag on all sides, with the Marines logo on the hood.
"I am proud to be a part of such a tribute," Hamilton said. "I don't think anyone will forget where they were or how they felt when they first received word of the terrorist attacks.
On Sept. 22 at Dover International Speedway, Bobby Labonte will drive a Pontiac with the phrase "Let's Roll" splashed across the hood in conjunction with the Todd Beamer Foundation. The No. 18 Pontiac, usually bright green, will be red, white and blue during the race.
"Our team couldn't be more thrilled to be honoring a tremendous American hero through the Todd Beamer Foundation," said team owner Joe Gibbs. "When we learned that this foundation is all about helping kids, we knew we needed to be partners. I hope all of our fans will rally around and support our 'Let's Roll' car."
Any money made off the car through merchandise will be donated to the Todd M. Beamer Foundation. Action Performance is will create a full line of No. 18 Pontiac "Let's Roll" die-cast cars and donate all proceeds to the Beamer Foundation.
Aretha Franklin and Art Garfunkel will sing "America The Beautiful" prior to men's and women's finals this weekend at the U.S. Open.
Franklin will be accompanied by 40 members of New York's Boys' Choir of
Harlem when she performs before the primetime women's final on Saturday
night. Garfunkel will perform the same song as well as his Grammy winning
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" before the men's final on Sunday.