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Washington Redskins plan events to honor victims of 9/11 attacks

The Washington Redskins plan to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks when they open the season against the New York Giants on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the events.

The team will display a tribute video on FedEx Field’s two stadium video boards before the game.

Retired Gen. Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State at the time of the attacks, will serve as the Redskins’ honorary captain for the pregame toss. Roughly 150 family members impacted by the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, as well as first responders from Arlington County, will be honored pregame.

A firefighter display from Madame Tussauds wax museum will be on the plaza outside of the stadium. All fans in attendance will receive American flags upon entering FedEx Field.

Redskins players, coaches and sideline personnel will wear an honorary NFL 9/11 ribbon as a patch or pin on their uniforms and sideline apparel.

The NFL and NFL Players Association will contribute $1 million to three memorials and two charities related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The League and players association also will contribute $500,000 to the 9/11 Museum & Memorial in Lower Manhattan and $250,000 to be divided between the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon Memorial Fund.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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