Nats 9/11 Remembrance-Heroes Day

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 9/11/2010 12:24:00 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Press Release:

Washington Nationals Host 9/11 Remembrance-Heroes Day
D.C. Fire Department and Post 911 Foundation to be honored

In remembrance of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 the Washington Nationals will host 9/11 Remembrance-Heroes Day when they face the Florida Marlins at 1:05pm on Saturday, September 11. Nationals’ players will pay tribute to the District of Columbia Fire Department (DCFD) for helping keep the Nation’s Capital safe by wearing specially-designed DCFD baseball caps during batting practice. In addition, Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo and Catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez will be recognized by the DCFD as Honorary Fire Chiefs with a special helmet presentation.

Photo Courtesy of Washington Nationals

As part of the Military Recognition at the end of the 3rd inning, representatives from the Post 911 Foundation will present the Nationals with a flag that was flown at Ground Zero. The presentation will also include an exclusive video broadcast on NatsHD depicting a scene from nine years earlier, when Detective Rich Miller first raised the American flag over Ground Zero the morning of September 12, 2001. Led by Miller and Master Sergeant Scott Neil, the Post 911 Foundation was formed to provide direct support to those who have served the nation following 9/11. Their flag will be present for special occasions hosted by the Nationals throughout the year before returning to Ground Zero for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks next September.

WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2010
10:30 a.m. Center Field Gates Open
12:48 p.m. Pregame Ceremonies Begin
1:05 p.m. First Pitch

WHERE: Nationals Park - 1500 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

TRANSIT ALERT: Nationals fans planning to drive to the ballpark should account for road closures and one way traffic patterns due to the Nation’s Triathlon scheduled in the District this weekend. Fans who utilize Metrorail are also encouraged to account for weekend track work. Visit for information on parking and routes to Nationals Park.