Yanks to have Sept. 11 ceremony Wednesday

Yanks to have Sept. 11 ceremony Wednesday

NEW YORK -- With the Yankees set to be on the road the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the team announced Monday that it would hold a pregame ceremony on Wednesday.

The pregame ceremonies will begin at 12:40 p.m. ET and honor Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, who was presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor on July 11. Longtime Yankees employee Hank Grazioso will throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch. Both of Grazioso's sons died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed National Military Center and Fort Belvoir in Virginia will also be on the field during the pregame ceremony. Former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld will escort them.

Regina Wilson, an official vocalist of the Fire Department of New York, will sing the national anthem, and Frank Pizarro, also an official vocalist, will perform "God Bless America."

In a statement, the Yankees asked that fans attending the 1:05 game be in their seats by 12:30.