Eighteen years ago the United States suffered an unimaginable tragedy. The lacrosse community was deeply affected with more than 70 individuals connected to our sport dying in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Those individuals — players, coaches, officials and parents — are honored with a permanent display in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum. The display includes a video screen that rotates pictures of each of these individuals and a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that was donated to US Lacrosse by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

On the grounds of the US Lacrosse campus there is also a memorial dedicated to these individuals. Kris Snider, a landscape architect from Seattle and a former All-American player at the University of Virginia, designed the memorial. In this video, he describes the inspiration behind the memorial.