#NeverForget that the world changed forever on September 11, 2001, and every year New York City remembers 9/11 with a day of special events, including some limited to families of the victims and First Responders.
Here’s a guide to 9/11 remembrance events, and to street and museum closings:
Memorial Ceremony at the World Trade Center: The annual Memorial Ceremony begins after a city-wide moment of silence e at 8:46am, marking the moment the first plane hit the North Tower. There are a total of six moments of silence – one for each of the four planes which were hijacked and crashed, including at the Pentagon and in a field in Pennsylvania, and when the Twin Towers collapsed.
The Memorial Ceremony at the World Trade Center includes includes the sobering reading of the names of all the victims, with their photos and ages on screen, by family members. The service includes recognition of the attack on the Pentagon and the crash of the fourth hijacked plane in Pennsylvania. The NYPD and NYFD Emerald Society bagpipe bands also participate. The service is until noon, and it is not open to the public, although it is usually televised by local stations. The 9/11 Memorial Plaza re-opens to the public at 3pm.
Timeline of 9/11 events from the History Channel
The National September 11 Museum is closed to the public for the entire day, open only to 9/11 families, First Responders and other special guests. The museum re-opens to the public on Saturday, Sept. 12th.
Tribute of Light, the annual shafts of light commemorating the Twin Towers, will be illuminated at 3pm and stay illuminated until midnight. On a clear night, the lights are visible as far as 60 miles away.
Timeline of 9/11 events from Wikipedia.
St. Paul’s Chapel, which. St. Paul’s played an important role on 9/11 as a place of refuge for recovery workers, is conducting a special memorial service at 10am, with music by West Point Brass. At 1pm, the West Point Band and West Point Glee Club participate in Trinity Church’s “Concerts At One” series, performing “A Celebration of the City.” FREE.
The 9/11 Tribute Center at 120 Liberty St. will be open and giving tours after 9/11 Memorial Ceremony has concluded and barricades removed. FREE. From 1pm to 3pm, First Responders and others tell their personal stories.
9/11 timeline on the 9/11 Memorial website
One World Observatory is closed until the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony has concluded.
The New York City Fire Museum will be open FREE to the public on 9/11, including to see the permanent 9/11 Memorial Room honoring the 343 firefighters who died at the World Trade Center. There will be a wreath-laying service at 1pm. This year marks the museum’s 150th anniversary.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral will have a special FDNY Division 3 Mass at 10:30am. This mass is open to the public.
New York Stock Exchange opening bell today is being rung by eight teens born on Sept. 11, 2001.
The FDNY Fire Zone in Rockefeller Center is the official store of the NYFD, and the place to buy the NYC Firefighters Calendar. There is a fire safety exhibit for children, and year-round safety simulations.
List of victims of 9/11 on FoxNews.com.
The Museum of Chinese in America will be giving a special walking tour: Beyond The Frozen Zone: Portraits of Post 9/11 Chinatown Walking Tour. Walk begins at 1pm.
St. Paul’s Chapel presents “Reconciliation,” an interactive dance piece, evoking the stages of from shock and pain to a renewed connection with life and love, at noon. FREE.
Never forget. Where were you on 9/11? Share your memories.