Phillies, Pirates remember Sept. 11 during ceremonies

Phillies, Pirates remember Sept. 11 during ceremonies

PHILADELPHIA -- The Pirates-Phillies series finale began with an on-field salute dedicated to members of the military, Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Fire Department and first responders.

Patriot Day at Citizens Bank Park honored the men and women in service while also paying remembrance to the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

Thursday night also served as the second annual Police & Firefighters Celebration at Citizens Bank Park. The first 500 fans that purchased tickets through the promotion received an exclusive Phillies Police & Firefighters T-shirt.

The national anthem and "America the Beautiful" were performed by the U.S. Army Field Band Brass Quartet, while Philadelphia police officer Nate Fulton sang "God Bless America."

Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.