Official 9/11 Commemoration Schedule

Posted on: September 11th, 2008 at 7:13 am by

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The official schedule via Gothamist [link]. Let’s hope it’s not politicized.

  • 7AM: Families start to arrive at Zuccotti Park, where the ceremony will take place.
  • 8:40 AM Program begins Bagpipers and drummers lead WTC Flag to the stage Young People’s Chorus of New York performs Star Spangled Banner Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg introduces 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)
    Family Reading #1
    Mayor Bloomberg introduces the reading of the names
    Family members and students representing the countries that lost individuals will begin reading the names in pairs (there will be 105 pairs–210 readers–who will continue until all names are read and music will provide a backdrop throughout the program)
    Families will proceed to the World Trade Center Site where they may descend the 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)
  • New York Governor David Paterson delivers reading
    Family Reading #2
    New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine delivers reading
    Reading of names continues/music resumes

  • 9:59 AM Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the South Tower) Family Reading #3 Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani delivers reading Reading of names continues/music resumes
  • 10:29 AM Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower) Former New York Governor George E. Pataki delivers reading Musical interlude Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivers reading Reading of names continues/music resumes Reading of names concludes Young People’s Chorus of New York performs “I will remember you” Taps performed by three trumpeters (NYPD, FDNY and PAPD)
  • 12:30 PM Program concludes

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