Riding the wave of national patriotism, the National Football League has chosen to honor the victims of last Tuesday's tragedy by wearing an American symbol affixed to their helmets for the remainder of the season.
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said the commemorative symbol would probably be the American flag, but that the league may also consider a red-white-and-blue ribbon.
The announcement, which may come as early as Tuesday, unites the NFL with several other sports leagues who have chosen to adorn player uniforms with patriotic symbols.
Major League Baseball, which made its return on Monday, attached American flags to the back of its players jerseys and replaced the traditional "Take me out to the ballgame" song with "God Bless America".
This marks the third time the league has mandated an emblem to be worn on the players' helmets.
In 1996 the league honored former commisioner Pete Rozell, who had passed away, and during the 1991 playoffs American Flags were worn while the U.S was involved in the Persian Gulf War.
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