The Bengals have arrived in New York ahead of their season opener against the New York Jets on Sunday. While the game is actually played in New Jersey at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, the Bengals headed to Manhattan today for a very meaningful trip to the 9/11 Memorial.
The Bengals open the season on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, just miles from where the Twin Towers once stood. It seems completely fitting that the team chose to visit the site of The World Trade center and the memorial which now is located in its place.
Here are some photos from the visit taken by both the media in attendance as well as the players.
My video of #Bengals QB Andy Dalton laying a bouquet at the memorial pool of the South tower just minutes ago. pic.twitter.com/vVMBvHWrLt— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 10, 2016
My photos of the #Bengals visiting ground zero here in NY to pay their respects & honor the lives lost, minutes ago. pic.twitter.com/BYp91RoPyq— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 10, 2016
Bengals leave a bouquet at site of 9/11 terrorist attack 15 years ago.@WCPO pic.twitter.com/vaQEN6zUIY— John Popovich WCPO (@Popo_WCPOSports) September 10, 2016
Some things are bigger than football. #Bengals #9/11 pic.twitter.com/6XioDAeAKI— Matt Alexander (@matt_alexander2) September 10, 2016
A red rose celebrates the birthday of those lost in 9/11 attack #somber #Bengals @Local12 pic.twitter.com/GO1hO1aJ2R— Brad Steinke (@bradsteinke) September 10, 2016
I love this picture.
.#Bengals touring #9/11 Memorial @Local12 pic.twitter.com/1Wy3FmBW4v— Brad Steinke (@bradsteinke) September 10, 2016
#Honor911 #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/z6nToZmuuJ— Emily Parker (@Emily_Parker) September 10, 2016
#Bengals visiting 9/11 Memorial pic.twitter.com/AYxNu0sO38— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) September 10, 2016
I can only imagine this gives them a little more motivation heading into tomorrow’s season opener.