The SWAC Remembers 9/11 Attacks
Memorial ceremonies across the country will take place today remembering those who were affected in the September 11, 2001 (9/11) attacks to our nation. It was exactly 11 years ago today that nearly 3,000 people lost their live when terrorists hijacked and crashed airliners into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
A fourth hijacked airliner, bound for another American target, was stopped and crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania. The attack was averted by the bravery of the passengers and crew, who fought the terrorists and gave their lives to force the plane down.
Those devastating attacks would forever change the way we attend any sporting event. Police presence at today’s games has increased noticeably. A close eye is kept on crowds; specifically those where thousands of people attend. There is now a federal mandate that requires law enforcement and fire rescue from neighboring counties to have a shared radio channel that they can all access in the case of a widespread emergency.
Today, The Southwestern Athletic Conference remembers those who were affected by this tragedy. It will never be forgotten…