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Moving Ceremony at Dodger Stadium

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The battle cry of 9-11 is "‘Never Forget," and at Dodger Stadium tonight, they didn't. The team went all out to commemorate the twelfth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

I was working, but the accompanying photos and descriptions come courtesy of a friend of mine who was there at the game and was deeply moved by the ceremony.   

The Dodgers flew in 50 FDNY and NYPD members who were first responders at Ground Zero. Two FDNY captains threw out the first pitch. One giant flag spread across the outfield, while another flag - one the Dodgers sent to Kandahar Air Base last month and flew here - was raised on a flagpole on the top deck.

But the most moving moments took place when the LA County Firefighters Emerald Society played  " Amazing Grace, " and after the National Anthem, a loud and impressive flyover of half a dozen choppers from various law enforcement and fire departments roared over the stadium. I am told, there would have been more, but the choppers from the LA County Fire Department were busy fighting a fire in Claremont. It was impressive nonetheless.

Outside the stadium, there were various pieces of heavy equipment, like the LAPD Bomb Squad Unit, were on display for the public.  

There is much talk these days about 9-11 Fatigue. But, tonight, at Dodger Stadium, the fans, players and hundreds of first responders were moved by the ceremony.               

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