Activities to commemorate the 17th anniversary of 9/11

Activities to commemorate the 17th anniversary of 9/11

The main commemoration ceremony starts at 8:40 am on Memorial Plaza and ends at 12.30.

Activities to commemorate the 17th anniversary of 9/11

Roses placed in the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center.

Chip Somodevilla / AP Photo

On the occasion of 17th birthday of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the authorities of the New York CityLike every year, they have prepared various honors and events throughout the day to honor it almost 3,000 victims of the attacks and the more than 6,000 injured who survived the tragedy.

1. Memorial ceremony

Memorial square in the World Trade Center

It starts at 08:40 and it will be resent via the website

The square and the museum of 9/11 they remain closed during the commemorations of the 17th anniversary. the memorial will reopen the public for the 15.00

2. Minutes of silence

The city will retain the first minute of silence at 8:46 am. coinciding with the exact moment when the first of the aircraft, the Flight 11 from American Airlines, Press on the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

9:03 am. Second minute of silence. Simultaneously with the moment the second plane crashed against the Southern tower.

9:37 am Third minute silence. It will mark the time when American Airlines' aircraft collided with the pentagon in which 64 people of flight 77 died.

9:59 a.m. Fourth minute silence. Moment in which the Southern tower.

10.03 am Fifth moment of silence. When United Airlines entered flight 93 Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing the 44 people who were traveling by plane.

10.28 am Sixth moment of silence. It coincides with the moment of the collapse of the North Tower.

3. Reading names

Memorial square in the World Trade Center

Also with 08:46 the Chapel of Saint Paul, who miraculously survived the fall of the buildings, will ring his bell in honor of the deceased.

the relatives of the victims of 2001 and 1993 (bomb attack on 26 February in which six were killed) starts with the reading of the names. Reading continues until the 12.30 hourswhen the program ends.

An honor guard formed by representatives of the Fire brigade (FDNY), the Police Department (NYPD) and the Municipal police will participate in the ceremony.

4. Tribute of Light

Under Manhattan

Like every year, two light beams is projected when the sun goes down from the roof of the parking garage to the sky imitating the shape of the two towers. If there are not many clouds, holograms can be viewed from a distance to the maximum 60 miles in Lower Manhattan.

The light rays are generated by 88 bulbs of 7000 watts that are divided into two squares of 48 feet to imitate the silhouette of the buildings.

On the anniversary of September 11, the Memorial Plaza will be open to the public from 15.00 until midnight to the Tribute of Light.

5. Visit to the tree of the survivors (Ground Zero)


This tree has become a place of worship over the years to remind the people who were killed in the terrorist attack and thousands of people visit him every September 11 at the Memorial Greenwich Street on September 11th.

The burnt remains of this tree were discovered after the attack by agents of the NYPD and the FDNY, who gave it to the Department of parks and recreation from the city.

After his & # 39; healing & # 39; the pear tree was brought back to the monument in 2010, where it is a reminder that, whatever happens, there is always a way to move forward and continue to grow as a city and as a nation.