15th Anniversary of 9/11: Schedule of Events

Here is the info for the ceremony to be held at ground zero on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum will observe the 15th anniversary by remembering and honoring the 2,983 men, women and children killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, aboard Flight 93, and those who died in the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The ceremony will take place on the 9/11 Memorial plaza at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.

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 9/11 Memorial Museum will be open solely for family members, beginning at 7 a.m.

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):

-8:39 a.m. - Program begins
-8:46 a.m. - Moment of silence (observance of time AA Flight 11 struck North Tower)
-Families of victims of 2001 and 1993 attacks will begin reading the names.
-9:03 a.m. - Moment of silence (observance of time UA Flight 175 struck South Tower)

-Reading of names continues
-9:37 a.m. - Moment of silence (observance of time AA Flight 77 struck the Pentagon)
-Reading of names continues
-9:59 a.m. - Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the South Tower)
-Reading of names continues
-10:03 a.m. - Moment of silence (observance of time UA Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania)
-Reading of names continues
-10:28 a.m. - Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower)

-Reading of names continues to conclusion
-12:30 p.m. - Program concludes

9/11 Memorial Names: A complete list of the names of the 2,983 victims can be found at 911memorial.org/names-memorial. Explore the names arrangement and learn more about each victim using the Memorial Guide.

An honor guard made up of individuals representing the FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority Police will participate in the ceremony.

The Tribute in Light will return for one night as a tribute to all those who were killed on 9/11. The lights are located at West and Morris streets in lower Manhattan.

The Memorial will reopen to the general public at 3 p.m. and close at midnight. Please access the plaza from the corners of Liberty and West streets, Fulton and West streets or Liberty and Greenwich streets.

The lights will be on beginning at sunset on September 11 and will fade away at dawn on September 12. There is no formal program. Sunset is expected to occur at 7:11 p.m. that night. The lights are best viewed when it is completely dark.
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