Today before their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Yankees will dedicate a memorial honoring those who died and the first-responders who saved lives.

This memorial encompasses symbols from all three crash sites. A piece of steel from the twin towers is in the middle of the memorial (see dark brown object between the two towers). The foundation is five-sided to represent the Pentagon, and the grass where the memorial sits represents the crash site in Pennsylvania.

This is a long line in the legacy of how the Yankees represent the community. Every year the Yankees show class by donating or honoring ordinary people. Last spring they played against Virginia Tech and donated $1 million to the school.

No other professional sports organization in the United States does as much as the “Evil Empire” does to recognize extraordinary feats or events.