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Published: Sept. 11, 2018 at 11:36 a.m.
Updated: Sept. 11, 2019 at 10:47 a.m.

Remembering September 11th

We look back at images and moments from around the NFL to reflect and remember the fallen of September 11, 2001. Fans and players both honor the victims of 9/11 with moving tributes and proudly wear the stars and stripes. From colorful cleats to huge flags and moments of silence, the NFL is proud to remember.

35 Photos Total

  • A general view of Soldier Field as players run onto the field prior to an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 in Chicago. Green Bay won 10-3. 35

    Aaron Sprecher/Associated Press

    Soldier Field

    A general view of Soldier Field as players run onto the field prior to an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 in Chicago. Green Bay won 10-3.

  • A member of the U.S. Air Force parachutes into Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Chicago. 34

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    U.S. Air Force 2019 Kickoff

    A member of the U.S. Air Force parachutes into Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Chicago.

  • A giant American flag covers the field before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Carson, Calif. 33

    Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

    Colts-Chargers Football

    A giant American flag covers the field before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Carson, Calif.

  • A member of the military helps hold the American Flag prior to an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Minneapolis. The Vikings beat the Falcons 28-12. 32

    Todd Rosenberg/NFL

    Falcons-Vikings Football

    A member of the military helps hold the American Flag prior to an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Minneapolis. The Vikings beat the Falcons 28-12.

  • A large American flag is held on the field of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as the national anthem is played before the start of an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Rams in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. 31

    John Hefti/Associated Press

    A large American flag before Rams-Raiders

    A large American flag is held on the field of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as the national anthem is played before the start of an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Rams in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.

  • The flag is displayed on the field before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Minneapolis. 30

    Bruce Kluckhohn/Associated Press

    American flag displayed before 49ers-Vikings

    The flag is displayed on the field before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Minneapolis.

  • Military personnel hold a field-sized American flag during the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Giants, 35-17. 29

    James D. Smith/Associated Press

    Giants-Cowboys Football

    Military personnel hold a field-sized American flag during the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Giants, 35-17.

  • A policeman holds up an American flag during the National Anthem before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019 in Chicago. 28

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    Packers-Bears Football

    A policeman holds up an American flag during the National Anthem before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019 in Chicago.

  • New York Giants fan holds up flags honoring 9/11 victims during a New Orleans Saints and New York Giants game on September 30, 2001 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 27

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    New York Giants fan holds up a flags honoring 9/11

    New York Giants fan holds up flags honoring 9/11 victims during a New Orleans Saints and New York Giants game on September 30, 2001 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

  • A Jets fan sports a United States flag painted face while holding the US flag during a pregame tribute to the policemen, firemen, and others who died in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon during the San Francisco 49ers game against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium on October 1, 2001 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 26

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    A Jets fan sports a United States flag painted face

    A Jets fan sports a United States flag painted face while holding the US flag during a pregame tribute to the policemen, firemen, and others who died in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon during the San Francisco 49ers game against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium on October 1, 2001 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

  • First responders hold an American flag before an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. The day marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 25

    Orlin Wagner/Associated Press

    First responders hold an American flag

    First responders hold an American flag before an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. The day marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

  • The ceremonial 9-11 flag is displayed during the national anthem before an NFL football game of the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants,  Monday, October 25, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. 24

    James D. Smith/Associated Press

    The ceremonial 9-11 flag

    The ceremonial 9-11 flag is displayed during the national anthem before an NFL football game of the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants, Monday, October 25, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  • Police officers support a giant flag to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. 23

    Ed Zurga/Associated Press

    Chargers-Chiefs Football

    Police officers support a giant flag to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

  • U2 performs amidst a sea of candles, as a mural honoring the fallen of the 9/11 tragedy is lifted behind them, at halftime of Super Bowl XXXVI on Feb. 3, 2002 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. 22

    Kevin Terrell/Associated Press

    U2 performs amidst a sea of candles, as a mural honoring the fallen of the 9/11

    U2 performs amidst a sea of candles, as a mural honoring the fallen of the 9/11 tragedy is lifted behind them, at halftime of Super Bowl XXXVI on Feb. 3, 2002 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

  • Military personnel hold a field-sized American flag during the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Giants, 35-17. 21

    James D. Smith/Associated Press

    Giants-Cowboys Football

    Military personnel hold a field-sized American flag during the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Giants, 35-17.

  • Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith displays his gloves prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. 20

    Ralph Freso/Associated Press

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith displays his gloves prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz.

  • Fans cheer in front of a banner honoring the attacks on 9-11 during the first half of an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. 19

    Nick Wass/Associated Press

    Steelers-Ravens Football

    Fans cheer in front of a banner honoring the attacks on 9-11 during the first half of an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore.

  • Fans hold a banner before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. 18

    Matt Rourke/Associated Press

    Browns-Eagles Football

    Fans hold a banner before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia.

  • American flag cleats of Oakland Raiders long snapper Jon Condo (59) are seen before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. 17

    Butch Dill/Associated Press

    Raiders-Saints Football

    American flag cleats of Oakland Raiders long snapper Jon Condo (59) are seen before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

  • A painting on the field honoring the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is shown asTampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions players warm up before an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. 16

    Chris O'Meara/Associated Press

    A painting on the field honoring the 10th anniversary

    A painting on the field honoring the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is shown asTampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions players warm up before an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Tampa, Fla.

  • Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) helps hold a United States flag with police officers and other first responders before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Houston. 15

    David J. Phillip/Associated Press

    Bears-Texans Football

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) helps hold a United States flag with police officers and other first responders before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Houston.

  • An American flag is held on the field during the national anthem before the NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. 14

    Chris Szagola/Associated Press

    Browns-Eagles Football

    An American flag is held on the field during the national anthem before the NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia.

  • A member of the military holds a giant American flag during the national anthem before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. 13

    David Goldman/Associated Press

    Buccaneers-Falcons Football

    A member of the military holds a giant American flag during the national anthem before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta.

  • Fans cheer during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J. 12

    Frank Franklin II/Associated Press

    Bengals-Jets Football

    Fans cheer during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J.

  • Shoes in honor of 9/11 wait in a Dallas Cowboys locker before an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, September 11, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 11

    James D. Smith/Associated Press

    Shoes in honor of 9/11

    Shoes in honor of 9/11 wait in a Dallas Cowboys locker before an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, September 11, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

  • Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews, right, meets with Vice President Joe Biden before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. 10

    Michael Perez/Associated Press

    Jordan Matthews, Joe Biden

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews, right, meets with Vice President Joe Biden before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia.

  • A giant flag is spread over the field at Arrowhead Stadium to commemorate Sept. 11, before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. 9

    Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

    Chargers-Chiefs Football

    A giant flag is spread over the field at Arrowhead Stadium to commemorate Sept. 11, before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

  • An Arlington, Texas, fire truck uses its ladder to hoist a large American flag over the field during a tribute ceremony remembering the Sept. 11, attack at half time of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Sept. 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. 8

    Michael Ainsworth/Associated Press

    Giants-Cowboys Football

    An Arlington, Texas, fire truck uses its ladder to hoist a large American flag over the field during a tribute ceremony remembering the Sept. 11, attack at half time of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Sept. 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas.

  • Fans wave flags as a tribute to the 9-11 anniversary before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Detroit Lions in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. 7

    Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

    Lions-Colts Football

    Fans wave flags as a tribute to the 9-11 anniversary before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Detroit Lions in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

  • A giant flag is unveiled before the Cleveland Browns play the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Cleveland. 6

    David Richard/Associated Press

    Bengals-Browns Football

    A giant flag is unveiled before the Cleveland Browns play the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Cleveland.

  • Dallas Cowboy fans at San Diego Chargers game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. 5

    Chris Carlson/Associated Press

    Dallas Cowboy fans

    Dallas Cowboy fans at San Diego Chargers game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

  • New York Giants defensive back Kenny Phillips wears shoes commemorating 9/11 before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. 4

    Susan Walsh/Associated Press

    Kenny Phillips wears shoes commemorating 9/11

    New York Giants defensive back Kenny Phillips wears shoes commemorating 9/11 before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.

  • A giant flag is spread over the field at Arrowhead Stadium to commemorate Sept. 11, before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. 3

    Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

    Chargers-Chiefs Football

    A giant flag is spread over the field at Arrowhead Stadium to commemorate Sept. 11, before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (82) carries a United States flag as he runs onto the field during player introductions before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. 2

    Margaret Bowles/Associated Press

    Lions-Buccaneers Football

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (82) carries a United States flag as he runs onto the field during player introductions before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Tampa, Fla.

  • A fan holds two flags during the national anthem prior to the Arizona Cardinals and the Carolina Panthers NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. 1

    Matt York/Associated Press

    Panthers-Cardinals Football

    A fan holds two flags during the national anthem prior to the Arizona Cardinals and the Carolina Panthers NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz.