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 (this is subject to change). A preliminary outline of the event program is as follows (details and times subject to change):
WTC Names: A complete list of the names of the 2,750 World Trade Center victims will be posted on www.nyc.gov/mediaadvisory prior to the ceremony. Names will be read in alphabetical order as they are listed.
Readers List: A complete list of names of the readers is still being finalized and will be posted on the morning of the event. Readers names will be posted in the order that they are scheduled to read but changes will occur during the course of the program.
Honor Guard: An honor guard made up of individuals representing Fire Department (FDNY), Police Department (NYPD), Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) will participate in the ceremony.