On November 17, 2010, Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier led a contingent of the Black and Gold and hosted a ‘Forty for Forty‘ dinner at Heinz Field to honor the heroes of United Airlines Flight 93.
Yesterday, as part of the CBS pregame show, NFL Today aired a segment to document the Steelers’ commitment to help raise money for the Flight 93 memorial just outside of Shanksville.
You can donate to the Flight 93 Memorial Fund by clicking here. In addition, the “9/11 Never Forget” pins will once again be available for sale on August 1, 2011. To pre-order a pin today, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mailing address, phone number, and the number of pins you would like to purchase. Payment is not required to pre-order pins, but will be requested to fill the order on August 1. 100% of the proceeds from the pins, sold for $10 each, are donated to construction of the Memorial.
Updated September 25, 2014: You can donate to the Flight 93 Memorial here.
Will Brinson of CBS Sports writes:
The passengers on the plane became legendary heroes, as they should have. Art Rooney, II, of the Steelers, and CBS Sports’ Bill Cowher (at the time the Pittsburgh head coach) took the team to see the family members and the Steelers team, as well as Steelers legends like Franco Harris, made a connection with the families involved. They honored the passengers by helping create a memorial in tribute to those who gave their lives to help save our country.