Monday, March 30, 2009

Steinbrenner Field Honors 9/11 Victims

The Yankees unveiled a new tribute to the victims of 9/11 prior to yesterday's spring training game with the Pirates. The foundation of the memorial is shaped like the Pentagon, while the Twin Towers rise above it. A piece of steel from the towers sits on the base as well. The surrounding grass represents the victims of Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania.

The memorial was presented by the Gene O'Kane Division of retired NYC firefighters. Member Joe Holland, whose son, and fellow firefighter, Joseph was killed in the towers, threw out the first pitch to Tino Martinez. He was accompanied to the mound by his son Bryan, Derek Jeter and Joe Girardi.


  1. Nice, but when are we going to give this a rest?

  2. Why give it a rest? Nothing wrong with remembering what happened.

    On the other hand, enough with God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch.