The observance of the 12th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks will take place at the National September 11 Memorial plaza, located in the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. Music will provide a backdrop throughout the program.
The commemoration is for family members of victims of the 2001 and 1993 attacks and they have been invited to participate in this year's reading of the names. The ceremony will pause at six moments - twice to mark the times that each plane hit the towers, twice to mark the time when each tower fell and to mark the moments of the attacks on the Pentagon and on Flight 93.
The first moment of silence will be at 8:46 a.m., and houses of worship have been asked to toll their bells at that time. The ceremony will conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m. (this is subject to change).
A preliminary outline of the event program is as follows (details and times subject to change):
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Honor Guard: An honor guard made up of individuals representing Fire Department (FDNY), Police Department (NYPD), and Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) will participate in the ceremony.
List of Names: A complete list of the names of the 2,983 victims of the 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93, along with the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing will be posted on NYC.gov/mediaadviorsy prior to the start of the ceremony. Names will be read in alphabetical order as they are listed.
Readers List: A complete list of names of the readers will be posted on NYC.gov/mediaadviorsy prior to the start of the ceremony. Readers names will be posted in the order that they are scheduled to read but changes will occur during the course of the program.
TRIBUTE IN LIGHT
The "Tribute in Light" will return for one night as a tribute to all those who were lost on September 11th. The lights are located at West and Morris Streets in lower Manhattan. The lights will be on beginning at sunset on September 11, 2013 and fading away at dawn on September 12th. There will be no formal program. The lights are best seen when it is completely dark; sunset is expected to occur at 7:11 p.m. that night and sunrise is expected to occur at 6:34 a.m. on the morning of September 12th.
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND STREET CLOSURES
The following is a list of streets in the area of lower Manhattan that will be impacted by the events surrounding the annual September 11th Memorial Ceremony:
The following streets will be closed to traffic from 12:01 AM until 5:00 PM Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (subject to change). Pedestrian access will be very limited: