College football programs from across the country are remembering 9/11 with all sorts of touching tributes for today’s 20th anniversary.
For a service academy like Army, the anniversary of this tragic attack on the nation carries even more weight. With that being said, it only makes sense that the Black Knights offered up one of the coolest tributes of the day so far.
Before today’s matchup against Western Kentucky, the Army team ran out onto the field at West Point’s Michie Stadium.
Each individual player carried their own American flag.
Army West Point's entrance for its home opener today 🙏
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) September 11, 2021
After a scoreless first quarter, both teams erupted in the second with a combined 35 points. The Black Knights lead the way at the half with a 21-14 score over the Hilltoppers.
Though it’s been two decades since the terrorist attacks in 2001, it’s clear the country and the college football world has not forgotten. So far, nearly every team has paid some sort of tribute on the attack’s 20th anniversary — and there’ll no doubt be more tributes as the day goes on.
Later today, two more service academies in Air Force and Navy will face off against each other. This 3:30 p.m. ET matchup will likely yield some similarly chilling tributes to those who lost their lives on 9/11.