12 years ago, tragedy struck in the United States. Thousands lost their lives when terrorists hijacked planes on a suicide mission. What followed 9/11 was an outpouring of love, care, and support from both Americans and people around the globe.
The world of sports has always been a crutch for the nation following times of hardship. Sporting events bring people together, they inspire us, and they unite us.
Take a visual journey through the powerful photos of how the sports world has paid tribute to 9/11 over the years.
• Emotional military family reunions
• Honoring Pat Tillman
• Disabled veterans sports program