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Grand Rapids Honors 9/11 Fallen First Responders

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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Controversy Over ‘God Bless America’?

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.

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Fifth Third Ballpark to Host 9-11 Stair Climb

West Michigan White Caps LogoNational Fallen Firefights Foundation LogoOn 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 hereRegister for the event here.

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Selig Miffed at Mets Over 9/11 Caps?

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

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Remembering 9/11 (2001-2011)

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NYPL Adds Patch to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

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

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Giant Memorial Flag to Visit Arvest Ballpark

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

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