September 11th Tribute
The Dodgers paid tribute to first responders and the military on the anniversary of September 11 during pre-game ceremonies. The National 9/11 Flag from the New York Says Thank You Foundation was unfurled in centerfield by first responders which included two members of the FDNY.There was a joint Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s helicopter flyover as more than 50 first responders and chiefs of respective departments – LAPD, LAFD, County Fire and the Sheriff’s Department lined up on the first and third base sides during pre-game ceremonies. The national anthem was performed by U.S. Coast Guard Second Class Petty Officer Michael Dalager. Members of the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles County Fire Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Band performed as the groups entered the stadium and played Amazing Grace during a moment of silence. A special flag was raised on the Top Deck by members of the160th Infantry California National Guard from Inglewood, CA that had been sent to Afghanistan and flown over Kandahar Airfield and returned to Dodger Stadium. There were special vehicles on display from all participating departments in addition to 5 vehicles provided by the non- profit organization Fueled by the Fallen each vehicle is a memorial to those who were lost on 9/11in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and all of planes.