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Video: NFL's 9/11 Tribute is Watched by 25.8 Million

In their own way, millions of people across the globe commemorated the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11. But one tribute was joined by 25.8 million people – at once.

On Sun., before kicking off the NFL’s Sunday Night Football opener between  the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets, Robert De Niro introduced the world to the 9/11 Memorial.  The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band performed “Taps,” the Port Authority Police, NYPD and FDNY Pipes & Drums Band played “Amazing Grace,” and Lady Antebellum sang the national anthem.  The tribute was televised on NBC.  

 By Sarah Lippman, Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial