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After 9/11, Baseball Brought Hope Back to America

By Anthony Emerson On September - 11 - 2009

Even though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will not falter, for You are with me.

Psalm 23

On September 11th, 2001, four airplanes were hijacked by terrorists from the group Al Qaeda. The planes were destined for the Pentagon, either the White House or the Capitol Building, and the other two were to strike the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

Three of the planes made it to their destinations. The one heading to the White House was brought down in Pennsylvania by brave passengers.

2,993 people died that day. America was forever redefined.

One week later, a baseball game helped heal some, albeit small, parts of the wound.

...We will show the world that we will pass this test.

President George W. Bush

President Bush was at an elementary school in Florida, reading to children when the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:53 AM, EST. A Secret Service operative informed the President, as he did also with the second, third and fourth planes crashing.

Networks, including sports networks, broke away from the...

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