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September 11th 2007 Commemoration Ceremony

Official Schedule (details and times subject to change)

Friday, September 07, 2007

The City’s observance will take place at Zuccotti Park, on Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Streets, on the morning of Tuesday, September 11th. The ceremony will officially begin at 8:40 AM. Families of those who died on September 11th may start arriving at 7:00 AM. Responders to the attack and recovery will be reading the names of the victims, while music will provide a backdrop throughout the program.

The ceremony will pause at four moments – twice to mark the times that each plane hit the towers, and twice to mark the time when each tower fell. The first moment of silence will be at 8:46 AM, and houses of worship have been asked to toll their bells at that time. While the names are read, family members will be able to descend the ramp single file to a limited area at the lowest level of the site where they may lay flowers and return to street level. The ceremony will conclude at approximately 12:30 PM.

7:00 AM Families begin to gather at the World Trade Center site

8:40 AM Program begins

Introduction of statewide moment of silence

8:46 AM Moment of silence (observance of time first plane struck North Tower)

(Houses of worship will toll their bells throughout the City)

Introduction of the reading of the names

Responders to the attack and recovery will begin reading the names in pairs

Families begin to descend ramp to the lowest level of the site at 8:47 AM.

9:03 AM Moment of silence (observance of time second plane struck South Tower)

Reading of names continues/music resumes

9:59 AM Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the South Tower)

Reading of names continues/music resumes

10:29 AM Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower)

Reading of names continues/music resumes Reading of names concludes Taps performed by three trumpeters (NYPD and PAPD)

Final music performance

12:30 PM Program concludes

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