One year ago the city of Pittsburgh had to deal with a tragedy no one should ever have to deal with. It was on this day in 2018 when a gunman went into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and shot many innocent people. Some were killed in the shooting while others were wounded and lived to tell their story.
The Steelers took the field with heavy hearts a year ago, and will do the same in 2019 when they host the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football knowing just what happened in their city at this time one year prior.
On Sunday Steelers Team President Art Rooney II released a statement how the team is planning on a moment of silence on Monday night in honor of those who lose their lives in such a terrible incident.
The statement reads:
“On this anniversary of the tragic day in our city when innocent people were gunned down in the Tree of Life Synagogue, we pause to offer our thoughts and prayers for the families of those who lost their lives , as well as those who survived that terrible day. Since that day our community has resolve to stay stronger than hate and anti-Semitism. As we did a year ago, we will again ask our fans at the game on Monday night to stand together and observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims and their families.”
It was a year ago when the Steelers became an integral in the healing of the city, and it was then when the ‘Stronger than Hate’ slogan and logo became synonymous with the Steelers.