MILWAUKEE -- Brewers television analyst Bill Schroeder wore a camouflage tie on Tuesday as a show of support for U.S. troops, one of countless small gestures at Miller Park on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The most public gesture came before game time, when players and fans observed a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives on that date in New York, Washington D.C. and western Pennsylvania, and as a tribute to first responders, law enforcers and military personnel. "Join us in keeping a pledge made 11 years ago: We shall not forget," public address announcer Robb Edwards said.
Three color guards took the field, from the Milwaukee Sherriff's Office, Milwaukee Fire Department and Milwaukee Police Department. Menomonee Falls, Wis., Police Chief Anna Ruzinski sang the national anthem, followed by an ear-splitting flyover by four Madison-based F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Wisconsin Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing.