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Rewind: Lilian Garcia and the WWE Pay Tribute to 9/11 Victims

As today is Patriot Day in America, we’re looking back at a landmark WWE moment that took place two days after the September 11th attacks.

Two days after the devastating September 11th terrorist attacks, the WWE went back to work, putting on an episode of SmackDown that served as a tribute to those affected by the tragedy. One of the most memorable moments of the night came courtesy of New York resident Lilian Garcia, who performed a tearful rendition of America’s national anthem while the WWE roster stood on the stage and entrance ramp. The event marked the first live sporting event since 9/11, with Lilian delivering the nation’s first post-9/11 anthem.

Watch it below:

What are your memories of this moment?

Note: This was originally posted on 9/11/12.

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