The memorial incorporates actual steel from the World Trade Center that was donated by retired New York City firefighters. It was forged into two towers. The base of the memorial is in the shape of a pentagon to represent the attack on Washington. The grass surrounding the area represents the people who lost their lives when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal will represent the team. Joe Holland, a retired New York City fire fighter will throw out the first pitch. His son was killed in the North Tower.
An armed forced color guard will be present along with representatives of local law enforcement agencies. Taps will be played as well.
(Photo courtesy of the New York Yankees)
As was mentioned on the game post yesterday, the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar performed Take Me Out To The Ballgame during the seventh inning stretch.
An alert reader, Dustin, e-mailed to explain that George Steinbrenner’s granddaughter, Haley Swindal, is an ensemble member of the cast. This story explains that Haley is seeking a career in musical theater.
The cast did a terrific job and it added a nice touch to the game.