Cardinals, Reds honor 9/11 at pregame ceremony

Cardinals, Reds honor 9/11 at pregame ceremony

CINCINNATI -- The Cardinals and Reds observed a moment of silence before their game at Great American Ball Park on Thursday as part of the day's efforts to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Uniformed personnel from both clubs wore hats with an American flag patch sewn on the side. The lineup cards and bases for Thursday's games were also distinguished by special 9/11 markings as part of Major League Baseball's annual effort to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Thursday's ceremony at Great American Ball Park featured several members of the Cincinnati police, fire, sheriff and EMT departments unveiling a USO flag that featured 115,405 signatures from around the world. Firefighter John Winfrey sang the National Anthem to close the extended pregame remembrance ceremony.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.