Gallery: Sports World Remembers 9/11, 13 Years Later

It’s a day that changed our lives forever. Most of us will never forget where we were the minute we heard about the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.¬†

Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives at the hands of terrorists hell-bent on destroying our way of life. The attacks on New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. changed the landscape of this nation forever, but it did not stop us from achieving our goals and moving forward a people united against a common foe and defeating those who caused so much pain to so many families in this nation.

During that time and in the weeks that followed, the sports world acted as an outlet to so many who were still dealing with the tragedy of that clear Tuesday morning. It showed us that we, still with heavy hearts and remembering the thousands that were sent to heaven too early, could re-acquire some sense of normalcy. For this, the sports world will always have a special place in the minds of millions of Americans who saw their lives changed forever that day.

Here are how some within the sports community remembered and paid tribute to 9/11.

Here is Derek Jeter with the daughter of 9/11 victim (then and now).

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Photo from DeSean Jackson’s Instagram Account

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Photo: ABC News