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Houston Rockets Remember 9/11 By Visiting Local Fire and Police Stations


Houston Rockets Players Visit Local Fire Stations and the Houston Police Dept.

14 years after the tragic bombings of the World Trade Center towers, the country still grieves thinking about what occurred that day and will forever. A few of the Houston Rockets got together and decided to pay their respects to local law enforcement and firefighters in these hard days.

D-Mo enjoying his visit with Houston's heroes. #RocketsGiveBack

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) September 11, 2015

K.J. McDaniels, Clint Capela and Donatas Motiejunas, two of which weren’t born in the US, visited fire stations around Houston where they chatted, took pictures and dropped off pizzas. The three players were accompanied by two Rockets Power Dancers and Tad Brown, Rockets CEO.

@PapaJohnsHousTx and @HoustonRockets at#HFD station 17

— Houston Fire Dept (@cohoustonfire) September 11, 2015

Everyone was all smiles on Thursday as the Rockets tried to ease the officers and fire fighters minds of the devastating memories from years ago. D-Mo, Capela and K.J. even got to try on new uniforms while hanging out at the fire station; they should probably just stick to jerseys and basketball sneakers though!

Fire Squad. #RocketsGiveBack

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After the fire stations, the group headed over to South Central Police Station where police officers were given Rockets hats and also got to talk and take pictures with the players. The department loved having the players under their roof and were very appreciative of the Rockets taking time out of their schedules to go and hang out.

The @HoustonRockets are in the house. Thank you for stopping by!

— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 11, 2015

The Rockets will begin training camp soon and will begin the preseason on October 6th in Memphis against a tough Grizzlies team that will have good young talent fighting for playing time. In the mean time, it was good to see a few of the Rockets players out and serving the community well.

Gotta love D-Mo. #RocketsGiveBack

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) September 11, 2015

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