(Undated) — With the first NFL Sunday of the season landing on September 11th, the NFL will be commemorating the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at all of its games. CBS Sports says a message from President Obama will be played before each of the 1 o’clock and 4 o’clock Eastern Time games, and a message from former President George W. Bush will be shown before the two games that kick off at 4:25. Bush will be at the Cowboys-Giants game in Dallas, where he will be met on the field by two NYPD officers who were at the Twin Towers on the day of the attack.
Vice President Joe Biden will be at the Browns-Eagles game in Philadelphia, where he will help hold the flag during the national anthem. He will stand with 120 first responders who were at Ground Zero on September 11th, 2001. All players will wear a 9-11 decal on their helmet for each game on Sunday, and coaches will have a special 9-11 lapel pin.
The Baltimore Ravens will also honor victims, first responders and survivors. They’ll specifically remember the 69 individuals from Maryland who lost their lives in the attacks, and a bald eagle will fly around the stadium during the national anthem. There will also be a pre-game tribute in New York before the Jets-Bengals game. ESPN.com says Jets players and coaches will be wearing NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority hats in pre-game.
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