After their practice on Wednesday, August 20, the New York Giants were faced with another hard-hitting experience. En masse Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Andre Williams, Odell Beckham Jr., Rashad Jennings, and Ryan Nassib, among others, filed into the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
They looked like giants to me and appeared meek and solemn. Totally respectful. They sat quietly as their team owners John Mara and Jonathan Tisch spoke. When I got up to address them it was truly poignant, remembering they were as young as 10 years old when we were attacked.
However, when I asked who had seen it live on TV, very few had not seen it. They may have been students when they were told this event was to change their world, but now they were grown men. Stars. Role Models. Soft Giants.
They inhaled all that surrounded them on the museum tour – artifacts, photos and videos preceding, during and the after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
I encourage everyone to visit the museum and learn the history behind 9/11. Visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website at http://www.911memorial.org.