September 11, 2007
Sept. 11, 2007 –Today we remember. For the first time since 2001, Sept. 11 falls on a Tuesday, the same day of the attacks six years ago. On this anniversary of the terrorist attacks, NTA remembers the families of the victims and others that were affected.
According to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll conducted last week, 71 percent of Americans will mark today by praying, holding a moment of silence or watching news coverage. Many others will be holding memorial services and vigils. Here is a look at just a few of the events taking place across the country
- Because Ground Zero is now a construction site, a memorial service will be held at Zuccotti Park this year. Family members will be allowed to lay flowers at a spot near the fallen towers.
At the park, first responders will read the names of the victims and others will read the names of city workers who participated in the cleanup, construction workers and medical examiner’s officials who recovered remains and volunteers who helped serve meals.
New York will hold four moments of silence, signifying the times that the two towers were hit and the time that each tower fell. There also will be a "Tribute in Light" display at sunset.
- Free concerts will take place in several locations in New York, including Central Park, the NY Public Library, 42nd St Subway station, Rockefeller Center, Washington Square Park and the World Financial Center.
- The organization myGoodDeed.org is asking Americans to mark Sept. 11 by doing charitable acts. myGoodDeed is the national initiative encouraging individuals and organizations to perform good deeds and other forms of charitable service as a long-term way to honor the victims, survivors, volunteers and rescue and recovery workers of 9/11.
- The National Sept. 11 Museum has a traveling exhibition that it will send around the nation all this month.
- The New York Historical Society will host an exhibition, "Here is New York: Remembering 9/11/01." It will feature more than 1,000 photographs, recovered objects and voices from Sept. 11. The exhibit will open Sept. 11 and run through Jan. 1, 2008.
- >The September 11th Families Association helped to create an audio tour at the Tribute WTC Visitor Center. Visitors can rent headphones and walk through the center and the Ground Zero site as they listen to narration by survivors and eyewitnesses of the attacks.
- In Somerset County, Pa., part of state Route 219 has been named the "Flight 93 Memorial Highway" to honor passengers and crew who died in the United crash in a nearby field.
- The city of Arlington, Virginia, will put on a memorial program in the Arlington County Center Courtyard . At exactly 9:37 a.m., the moment a plane hit the Pentagon, there will be a moment of silence followed by the ringing of a bell 184 times, one for each victim of the day. Citizens of Arlington also are being asked to display the American flag outside their homes in remembrance.
- The National Cathedral will dedicate its mass at noon to the victims of the Sept. 11.
- The Pentagon will hold a private wreath laying and remembrance service for the family of the victims that died at the Pentagon.
- Washington, D.C., has declared Sept.11, 2007 "Patriot Day." The mayor is urging all residents to remember the victims by doing acts of community service and by doing good deeds for others.