9/11 Never Forget

September 11, 2001 was probably one of the scariest moments of my life—as it was for so many people around the country. And as much as my teammates and I didn’t want to go out on the road to play in the scheduled games in the weeks that followed that terrible tragedy, when we did, we were met with a kind of patriotism and sense of togetherness that none of us had never seen before … and haven’t seen since. It was my privilege to play for the fans in those earliest days after 9/11, and to help the fans, even for a moment, ease their minds and lift their spirits with the simple pleasure of sport. So, on this day, the 17th anniversary of 9/11, we should honor all of those who were lost and never, ever forget.

Michael’s oral history of the day was recorded by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and is featured in the Museum’s special exhibition, “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11.” For more information, visit 911memorial.org/ComebackSeason.

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