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Mary J. Blige, Robert De Niro To Take Part In Jets’ Emotional 9/11 Opener

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NYC Remembers 9/11

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – The Jets have announced several plans to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks during their season opener on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

The highlights include:

- Grammy-winning artist Mary J. Blige singing the national anthem.

- Fans will receive an American flag as they enter MetLife Stadium on Sunday night, and children of first responders will serve as honorary team captains.

- Bagpipers representing the FDNY, NYPD and PAPD will perform “Amazing Grace.”

- At halftime, Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro will narrate during a moment honoring family members of 9/11 victims.

- John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting will also perform an acoustic, piano version of “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” which became an anthem for many after the terrorist attacks.

“As it was 10 years ago, it is an honor to pay tribute to those Americans who showed immeasurable courage during and after the attacks of 9/11,” said Ondrasik. “We can never forget the families who lost loved ones and may we find strength in the memory of New York City’s heroes.”

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