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Although 15-years has passed since that infamous Tuesday morning, the recollections especially if you’re a New Yorker living through the horror of that morning, is as vivid and as clear as if it happened just yesterday. And no doubt former President Bush can in all likelihood recount every minor detail of that awful day.

And although the horror of that day has become a part of America’s history, we still pay tribute to those who lost their lives and for those brave first responders who gave so much, in the days and weeks following the attacks to our homeland.

On Sunday former President Bush along with former First Lady Laura and two NYPD officers stepped onto the field of the Dallas Cowboys to once again remember and pay tribute to those brave men and woman who came to the aid of those in need, on the September morn.

The former president participated in the coin toss, and then paid a personal tribute to those first responders saying:

“Honored to be with David Norman and Robert Zajac of the New York Police Department today, first responders at Ground Zero fifteen years ago. For many of us, today may feel like any Football Sunday in America. For David, Robert, first responders, and those who lost loved ones on 9/11, the memories of that dark day are fresh - and so is the pain. Laura and I hold the victims of 9/11 and their families in our hearts, and on this anniversary, we lift them up in our prayers. May God bless all who mourn, and may He continue to bless and watch over our great land”.

Laura Bush had some wonderful words to say as well:

Of course the haters were also trolling on social media:
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But by and large the response was overwhelmingly appreciative and supportive of G.W.:

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The stadium erupted in a chant of "USA! USA! USA!" when Bush walked out. The former President joined along in proudly singing the national anthem.

This whole scene played out despite the hatred spewing forth from other stadiums around the country who chose to sit out the anthem on a very special day.

You can see the emotionally charged tribute in full here:

An amazing 5 minute #911tribute

Posted by Donna Moss on Sunday, 11 September 2016

 

 

 

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