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Moments of silence on Sept. 11

By Associated Press

All major league baseball night games on Sept. 11 will pause at 9:11 p.m. local time for a moment of silence in remembrance of last year's terrorist attacks.

NFL fans, meanwhile, will hear an address this week on last year's events from President Bush and team personnel will wear logos commemorating the events.

Following the moment of silence at the baseball games, a videotape will be shown in memory of those who died. During afternoon games on Sept. 11, the moment of silence will be held during the seventh-inning stretch, and the video will follow.

"All of us in baseball were devastated by the horrific attack on our country last September 11, and it is with a great deal of sadness and grief that we will mark the first anniversary," commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday.

"We take this opportunity to honor the memories of those lost and to pay tribute to the firefighters, police officers, rescue workers and all those who sacrificed their lives trying to save others," Selig said.

Bush's talk to NFL fans will be shown on CBS and FOX telecasts and played on stadium screens for the 10 season-opening games Sunday that start at 1 p.m. EDT. It will be followed by the Marine Corps Band playing "America The Beautiful."

In addition, sideline personnel from all the teams will wear a 9/11 patch on their clothing along with an American flag.

Members of the New York Giants and Jets will wear caps with the initials or logos of the New York fire and police departments or the New York/New Jersey Port Authority personnel. The Giants open the season Thursday night against San Francisco, part of the celebration of Sept. 11.

The Washington Redskins will wear caps with a Pentagon logo.

During the baseball games, a special logo will be displayed on the field, outfield walls, bases and lineup cards, incorporating the Stars and Stripes, the major league baseball logo, a red-white-and-blue ribbon and the phrase "We Shall Not Forget." Players' caps and outerwear that day will include the American flag, and each fan attending a game that day will receive a commemorative T-shirt that features the logo.

Fans will be encouraged to wear the T-shirt during the game, specifically for the moment of silence.

In addition, New York Knicks players Allan Houston and Charlie Ward will sponsor an event at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 11 called "A Tribute to Grace and Hope."

On Saturday night, NASCAR and Richmond International Raceway are planning a pre-race tribute to include a spectacular card display by more than 100,000 spectators, a flag salute by Winston Cup drivers and crew members as well as a special "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines" command by American Military personnel via satellite.

In the Busch series race on Friday night, Bobby Hamilton Jr. will drive a car with a special paint scheme from his sponsor, the U.S. Marine Corps. The No. 25 Ford will be called "The Patriotism Car" in support of the Marines.

It will be draped in an American Flag on all sides, with the Marines logo on the hood.

"I am proud to be a part of such a tribute," Hamilton said. "I don't think anyone will forget where they were or how they felt when they first received word of the terrorist attacks.

On Sept. 22 at Dover International Speedway, Bobby Labonte will drive a Pontiac with the phrase "Let's Roll" splashed across the hood in conjunction with the Todd Beamer Foundation. The No. 18 Pontiac, usually bright green, will be red, white and blue during the race.

"Our team couldn't be more thrilled to be honoring a tremendous American hero through the Todd Beamer Foundation," said team owner Joe Gibbs. "When we learned that this foundation is all about helping kids, we knew we needed to be partners. I hope all of our fans will rally around and support our 'Let's Roll' car."

Any money made off the car through merchandise will be donated to the Todd M. Beamer Foundation. Action Performance is will create a full line of No. 18 Pontiac "Let's Roll" die-cast cars and donate all proceeds to the Beamer Foundation.

Aretha Franklin and Art Garfunkel will sing "America The Beautiful" prior to men's and women's finals this weekend at the U.S. Open.

Franklin will be accompanied by 40 members of New York's Boys' Choir of Harlem when she performs before the primetime women's final on Saturday night. Garfunkel will perform the same song as well as his Grammy winning "Bridge Over Troubled Water" before the men's final on Sunday.

Today's news:
Ceremony at Ground Zero
Mass. remembers victims
Silence, tears mark day at Logan
Under alert, Mass. carries on
Bush faces day with resolve
World remembers attacks in US
Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.
Updated wire coverage

Photo galleries:
Families mourn, remember
Ceremony at Ground Zero
Ceremony at the Pentagon
Ceremony at Pa. crash scene
Remembrances worldwide
Remembrances in Boston

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Ceremony at State House
Gettysburg Address read
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Images of Sept. 11, 2001

 THE SERIES

 DAY ONE   SEPT. 3

Preparing for the worst
Security has become the new norm in Greater Boston.

 DAY TWO   SEPT. 4

Fear and children
Children's responses may shed light on human anxiety, resiliency.

 DAY THREE   SEPT. 5

Muslim minds
The US effort to win over Muslim hearts and minds is failing.

 DAY FOUR   SEPT. 6

Science vs. terrorism
New chemical, biological threats spur nation's top minds.

 DAY FIVE   SEPT. 7

Detainees
For those deported after Sept. 11, the losses are wrenching.

 DAY SIX   SEPT. 8

A special Magazine issue
A Sept. 11 narrative by former Massport chief Virginia Buckingham, plus an essay by Christopher Hitchens.

A special Arts section
How culture has changed since Sept. 11, including a gallery of art inspired by the attacks.

A special Focus section
A look at how the lives of six Americans were altered.

Everywhere USA
Terrorism comes to God's country.

 DAY SEVEN   SEPT. 9

Where is Al Qaeda?
How have bin Laden and his terrorist group eluded US forces?

 DAY EIGHT   SEPT. 10

Two cities
New York and DC one year later.

 DAY NINE   SEPT. 11

America remembers
The US looks back at the terrorist attacks.

Victims and survivors
A year later, still hurting.

A time for bells and remembrance
A clash of views on terror
Limited damage to the economy
Families build support system
NYC's healing process
Finding comfort in the kitchen
Bailey: A day of atonement


From the Associated Press:
Tribute paid with tattoos
Charities changed by 9/11
White House calls home
9/11 stole innocence, love
Man escaped earthquake, 9/11
Update on 9/11's famous faces
Firemen still burying dead
A mother's note to a lost son
9/11 created heroes in death
Voice mails bring comfort
Little things hold memories
87th floor survivor copes
Sampling of 9/11 memorials
Pentagon survivors move on
Moments of silence on Sept. 11
Survivors try to move forward
Families cling to chances
Sept. 11 widow trying to forgive
Widow becomes an advocate
Workplace response varies
Graphic: Funds offer relief





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