Lacrosse Player Lost To 9/11 Is Remembered On The field By Wearing His Number 26

US Lacrosse has made a place to share your stories, tributes, images and remembrances in honor and memory of the victims of September 11, 2001 or those lost in military service to the United States. To honor the memory of these victims, US Lacrosse invites you to share your stories, images, remembrances and tributes on their Facebook Wall. Among many that lost their lives that tragic day is the story of Donald Robertson.

During his high school and college days, Donald Roberston, Jr. wore the number 26 on his jersey both in football and lacrosse. In remembrance, his niece, nephews and his own son, now all wear 26 on their sports jerseys. Below is the amazing story of remembrance from the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

Following the attacks, US Lacrosse announced plans to build a 9/11 Memorial Garden on the grounds of the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore. However, the project was put on hold based on the organization’s decision to search for a larger headquarters solution to accommodate significant organization growth. While relocation has taken longer than US Lacrosse had anticipated, the cumulative contributions that were made following 9/11 have been restricted exclusively for a 9/11 memorial, which will be included as part of the new headquarters when a site is confirmed. If you would like to donate to the 9/11 memorial fund, please visit

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  1. jcm on September 12, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Don’t forget the BC memorial to Welles Crowther.  A lacrosse player that truly shined on 9/11

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