The annual ” Grand Rapids Memorial Stair Climb” was held on Saturday at Fifth Third Ball Park, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League). It is done as a way to honor and remember those firefighters, police officers, and medical personnel who died on 9/11. Read more and view photo here.
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Fans at most major league stadiums continue to hear “God Bless America” during the seventh inning on a regular basis, 16 years after the 9-11 terror attacks prompted the use of the ode to America written by Irving Berlin. Read more here.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League), will host a 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and honor the 343 firefighters who perished after the 9-11 attacks. Read more here. Register for the event here.
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig was reportedly not happy with the New York Mets, after the team publicly blamed the league for putting the kibosh on a plan by the Mets to wear special caps last Sunday night honoring the 9/11 first responders. If this is all true, good for the Mets. The league and Selig should be embarrassed, despite a lame excuse about a (BS, common sense-less, homeowners Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The New York-Penn League, a Class-A Short Season league established in 1939, begins their 73rdseason tonight with a new addition to the uniforms of players throughout the league as a commemorative honor patch has been added to the batting helmets of each team. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Patriot Flag, a memorial flag which is making its way across the United States, will fly at Arvest Ballpark Monday evening as part of the Naturals’ season-opening homestand in honor of the first response victims of the 9/11 attacks. It also honors the public safety personnel who remain on the job today willing to risk their lives for others. Continue reading