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Buffalo Bills paying tribute to first responders on 9/11

Among the planned activities: the team will serve dinner to Buffalo firefighters.

On Tuesday, the country marks the 17-year anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 people and injured more than 6000 when four planes were hijacked by al-Qaida in coordinated attacks on the United States.

The Buffalo Bills are doing their part to honor local first responders, with the team announcing a series of activities planned for Tuesday. In a partnership with the Buffalo Police Department and the Buffalo Fire Department, the activities will serve as a way for the team and its players to say thanks to area police officers and firefighters.

Members of the Bills will take part in a presentation alongside Mayor Byron Brown, Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood, and Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo at Belle center, before accompanying members of the Buffalo Police Department’s Neighborhood Engagement Team for police ride-alongs at 3:30 p.m.

Following the completion of the ride-alongs, the Bills and members of the police force will participate in activities with children from the Buffalo Police Athletic League and the Belle Center, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Afterwards, to honor the 17-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the Bills will say thank you to members of the Buffalo Fire Department by serving them dinner at Engine 31. The firefighters will lead a tour of the fire house before enjoying a dinner catered by (716) Food & Sport, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.