NFL pays powerful 9/11 tribute at a packed MetLife Stadium as Aaron Rodgers walks out with an American flag and players wear ‘Never Forget’ t-shirts

The Jets and Bills paid tribute on Monday night to victims of September 11 on the 22nd anniversary of the attacks.

Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers ran onto the field holding an American flag, and could be seen wearing an FDNY hat as well.

The teams then observed a moment of silence, before NYPD police officer Brianna Fernandez sang the national anthem.

The Jets’ Garrett Wilson and Zach Wilson could also be seen wearing warmup shirts reading ‘NEVER FORGET’ prior to kickoff.

The words were written inside of an American flag rotated sideways.

It was 22 years ago today that the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in New York were struck by two planes in a terrorist attack.

The Pentagon in Washington DC was also struck by a plane, while a fourth plane also meant for DC crashed into a field in Pennsylvania – killing everyone on board.

The death toll reached 2,753 people in New York and 2,977 people total.