Yankees hold ceremony to mark 9/11 anniversary
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees have marked the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony before their game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld took part in the on-field tribute to soldiers, rescue workers and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The salute was held Wednesday at Yankee Stadium because the team will be in the middle of a long road trip Sunday, the anniversary of the attacks.
Before the game, Yankees stars Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera spoke at a news conference about their memories of 9/11. All three were on the 2001 team that lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a thrilling World Series.
The ceremony began with a message on the big video board from first lady Michelle Obama and lasted about 15 minutes.