Found December 17, 2012 on Sports-Glory:
There are few times in history that can be called “watershed moments,” moments in time where the world as we know it changes forever and time can only be recalled before and after that event. Pearl Harbor, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Watergate, September 11th; these are just a few of the moments in U.S. history that we will never forget. Friday’s horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is now one of those seminal moments in time. Across the country and around the world, millions felt the unfathomable anguish and sorrow for the 26 souls, including 20 children, who were slaughtered. As a nation, we stand united with Newtown; grieving alongside them and honoring the victims who were taken away from us, some of them much too soon. In an act of solidarity, the NFL paid tribute to the victims and the community. Prior to each of the 14 games Sunday, a moment of silence was observed. The afternoon of mourning concluded with the Patriots launching 26 white flares into the night sky at Gillette Stadium, one for each student and faculty member who lost their lives. The New York Giants, the NFL team closest to Newtown, had “S.H.E.S” (Sandy Hook Elementary School) written on tape on the back of their helmets. When WR Victor Cruz learned that he was the favorite player of six-year old victim Jack Pinto, Cruz had “R.I.P, Jack Pinto,” “My Hero” and “This One Is 4 U” written on his cleats for Sunday’s game at Atlanta. Pinto’s family also told Cruz they planned on burying their son in his jersey. “I don’t even know how to put it into words,” he told CBS New York affiliate WCBS, “There are no words that can describe the type of feeling that you get when a kid idolizes you so much that unfortunately they want to put him in the casket with your jersey on. I can’t even explain it.” The Patriots were the closest team to Newtown that played at home Sunday. Along with the flares, the team wore a helmet decal with the city’s seal alongside a black ribbon. Team owner Robert Kraft pledged $25,000 to the community and the “End Zone Militia”, which has stood sentry at Patriots games since the 1990’s, refrained from firing their muskets out of respect for the victims. At M&T Bank Stadium, flags were flown at half-staff for Baltimore’s game against Denver. Vikings CB Antoine Winfield and Rams RB Darryl Richardson (both of whom wear #26) joined hands with head coaches Leslie Frazier and Jeff Fischer to pray at midfield before their game, surrounded by dozens of children wearing jerseys. Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III tweeted Friday, “I may not be a parent, but I cannot begin to imagine how it feels to have my child's life taken away. And no one ever should.” That was one of many offerings of sympathy from around the league. Packers WR Donald Driver tweeted the names of the victims and Drew Brees wrote that his heart broke for the families of those killed. The New York Jets and Tennessee Titans will close out Week 16 Monday night. The Jets will wear decals on the back of their helmets and will also hold a moment of silence next Sunday at home against the San Diego Chargers. While these acts of unity and support cannot mend what was done, they’re another example of how we, as a nation, have come together to show deference to the memory of Charlotte, Daniel, Rachel, Olivia, Josephine, Ana, Dylan, Dawn, Madeleine, Catherine, Chase, Jesse, James, Grace, Anne, Emilie, Jack, Noah, Caroline, Jessica, Avielle, Lauren, Mary, Victoria, Benjamin and Allison.

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