Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Honouring 9/11

Just wanted to put something up to remind everyone to hold their love ones a little tighter today and to remember friends and family that may have been lost that day or any day. Not necessarily because of the events of 9/11, but just because ...

For something to read on two members of the hockey community that were lost that day, click here. To read about the Rangers tribute, click here. The interesting thing is that that opening night gets all of the recognition but the team played preseason games against Jersey, Philly and Boston at home prior to that (on Sept 19, 23 and 29th respectively). The building was half empty for them but every time they showed a firefigher or cop in the stands, or person with a sign (I remember one little girl with a tribute to her dad, a firefighter), the whole place erupted louder than I had ever heard it before. To say they were moving wouldn't do them justice.

And before I go wipe my eyes, if you want to read about my friend Paul who was also lost in the attack, click here.

R.I.P. buddy ...

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Good post, Scotty. Two things I recall from NYR hockey that tragic month was the preseason game in Philly where the teams skated over and all shook hands, like the end of a playoff game.

But there's always been a glaring omission in the NYR.com piece that deserves a mention: Both the Sabres and the Rangers wore jerseys that spelled out "New York" diagonally. Those jerseys were later auctioned off for a 9/11 charity (I forget which one.)