It’s been 11 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States. For the weeks following the events that shook Americans sense of freedom and security, sports became the great escape for fans from coast to coast.
Fast forward to the present and professional athletes from the four major sports took to social media yesterday — specifically Twitter — to provide a remembrance of what the horrific day meant to them.
Athletes #NeverForget Via Social Media, Twitter
Robert Griffin III — Washington Redskins — Quarterback
We never forget moments in our life that change them forever…9/11. Salute those who sacrificed for our freedom then and now.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 11, 2012
Josh Hamilton — Texas Rangers — Outfielder
Remembering the heroes and victims of 9/11 #NeverForget911
— Josh Hamilton (@thejoshhamilton) September 11, 2012
Jonathan Quick — Los Angeles Kings — Goalie
Dwayne Wade — Miami Heat — Guard
Tim Tebow — New York Jets — Quarterback
Larry Fitzgerald — Arizona Cardinals — Wide Receiver
Jack Johnson — Columbus Blue Jackets — Defenseman
James Harden — Oklahoma City Thunder — Guard
We should never forget this date. Changed the world we live in.Prayers and condolences to everyoneaffected in 9/11. — James Harden (@JHarden13) September 11, 2012
Nick Swisher — New York Yankees — DH
Henrik Lundqvist — New York Rangers — Goalie
My thoughts go out to all the people that got effected by this tragedy.It changed the world.. #neverforget #9/11
— Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist30) September 11, 2012
Ryan Kesler — Vancouver Canucks — Forward
Never forget the Heros that lost their lives trying to save others. Never forget #9/11. Thoughts and prayers go out to their families.
— Ryan Kesler (@Ryan_Kesler) September 11, 2012
Photo Credit: John Bazemore/AP