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|This is an archived article published in September 2003
New York commemorates
the events of 11 September
By Josh Fecht, US Editor
US Vice President Dick Cheney, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and New York Governor George E. Pataki led the commemoration of the second anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attack. As with the 2002 commemoration, the Citys observance took place at the World Trade Center site on the morning of Thursday, 11 September.
The 'Tribute of Light', which returns to New York City each year on 11 September. (Photo: NYC press department)
The 11 September 2003 commemoration program:
7:00 AM Guests begin to gather at the World Trade Center site
8:30 AM Program begins. Introduction of citywide moment of silence
8:46 AM Moment of silence (observance of time first plane struck North Tower)
(Houses of worship toll their bells throughout the City). Introduction of the reading of the names. Children begin reading of names in pairs. The names are read by children related to those lost. Each child reads approximately 14 names. There will be 100 pairs (200 readers) who will continue until all names are read
8:47 AM Families begin to descend ramp to the lowest level of the site where they lay flowers.
9:03 AM Moment of silence (observance of time second plane struck South Tower)
Reading of names continues/music resumes.
9:59 AM Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the South Tower)
Reading of names continues/music resumes.
10:29 AM: Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower).
Reading of names continues/music resumes. Reading of names concludes.
12:00 PM: Taps performed by two trumpeters (NYPD and FDNY). Final music performance. Program ends.