The 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was on Sunday in 2022. It was the day most NFL teams played their first game of the season, with one of those teams being the New York Jets.
The Jets’ home stadium, MetLife Stadium, is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It’s a little over ten miles from the site of Ground Zero in New York City.
The Jets played the Baltimore Ravens during their home opener. Before the game, dozens of fans took to the field to hold a large American flag while NYPD officer Brianna Fernandez sang the National Anthem.
In a touching moment, the thousands of football fans in MetLife Stadium united to sing along with Officer Fernandez.
“On the 21st anniversary of #September11, fans at MetLife honor and remember with a rousing rendition of the National Anthem,” the NFL wrote on Twitter.
“Today’s National Anthem was amazing. What an incredible moment,” the Jets wrote on their official Facebook page.
One fan named Will Hansen was at the game to witness the whole thing in person. Hansen shared a picture of the flag on the field, and said, “Whole entire crowd at MetLife just sung the national anthem together in honor of 9/11. Got legitimate chills.”
Whole entire crowd at MetLife just sung the national anthem together in honor of 9/11. Got legitimate chills. pic.twitter.com/Q6obnDmcv1
— Will Hansen ✌️ (@whansen_) September 11, 2022
You can watch the video below if you didn’t get the chance to see the performance live.
We got goosebumps just watching the video. It must have been so amazing to see in person.