Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Sean Taylor, and, as you’d expect, many people have been asking about ways to properly memorialize him. Personal memorials are already out there — Eric Espada, who photographed Taylor throughout his career, has put together an excellent montage, and Chris Louis wrote (and performed, and produced, and made a video for) his song this week in Taylor’s memory, for example — but a number of people have asked me about public memorials.
Here’s the official word from the team:
On Thursday, Nov. 27, the one-year anniversary of Taylor’s tragic death, Redskins fans are welcome to go to FedExField and pay their respects to Taylor at a special memorial outside the stadium’s Ticket Office.
Fans may drop off flowers and cards at the memorial, located between Gate A and Gate H. Please note: there will be no memorial available to fans at Redskins Park.
Also, as far as the pregame Ring of Fame ceremony on Sunday — which will feature a tribute and messages from former teammates, as well as a presentation of a commemorative plaque to members of Taylor’s family — the team is suggesting that people try to be in their seats by 12:30. People not attending the game will be able to watch live on Redskins.com.
There’s also the guestbook on Sean Taylor’s official tribute website, which is another good way to share your thoughts and memories with Taylor’s family.
After the jump is the pregame tribute from the videoscreens at FedExField last December, which remains incredibly sad and moving a year on.