Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver DeSean Jackson (middle with blue jacket) along with members of the Fort Dix Joint Base in New Jersey on 9/11/12.
Yahoo! Sports, and Yahoo!'s main page for that matter, didn't have a lot of 9/11 coverage today, but I found a man who did. Philadelphia Eagles' receiver DeSean Jackson spent the day at the Fort Dix Joint Base in New Jersey after donating $50,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Jackson's cousin served in Vietnam and was awarded a two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars for his time in the military.

The Project provides aid to military members who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries or illnesses on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Jackson posted several photos on Twitter (@DeseanJackson10) and tweeted words of encouragement and patriotism to his followers on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.

I know a lot of people knocked Jackson last year during his contract holdout (myself included) before he finally got his wish in May. What people can't knock is Jackson's character has taken a big step up in the past few months. He looks to be part of what the Eagles are trying to do and obviously understands the significance of this fateful day in U.S. history.

Miami Heat guard LeBron James, Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden and Olympic champion Michael Phelps were among those athletes who tweeted photos or sent tweets remembering those who feel victim.

As for my experience on Sept. 11, 2001, I was in sixth grade at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port Washington, Wis. I can't say I remember much of that day, but I remember being in the car with my mom on the way to school and one of the local radio stations came on and talked about a plane hitting the World Trade Center and there wasn't much more information available at that time. As the day went on, well, the rest is history.

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    I am a senior journalism major and political science minor in the Diederich College of Communications at Marquette University in Milwaukee. I work as the sports editor for the Marquette Tribune and interned with the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa the past summer.


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