September 11 World Trade Center Site Memorial Ceremony Remembrance 2007
September 11 World Trade Center Site Memorial Ceremony and Remembrance 2007
Ground Zero in Manhattan, NYC
9-11 Commemoration, New York City
New York City — World Trade Center Site Memorial Ceremony and Remembrance
Due to the ongoing redevelopment at the site, this year’s September 11th observance will take place at Zuccotti Park, which is adjacent to the World Trade Center site at Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street/Trinity Place.
The ceremony will take place at Zuccotti Park and will also allow family members to go to Liberty Street, descend the ramp to a limited area where they can pay respects and ascend back to street level. This year, responders to the attack will deliver the reading of the names of the victims during the ceremony while music will play in the background.
The Tribute in Light will again return at sundown.
If you are a responder or would like to suggest an appropriate participant for the reading of names, please email email@example.com or call (212) 442-8953 by August 3, 2007.
New York City — 9/11 WTC Memorial Annual Floating Lanterns Ceremony
The New York Buddhist Church (NYBC) presents the 9/11 WTC Memorial Annual Floating Lanterns Ceremony. Led by Rev. TK Nakagaki, this ancient custom in the water is a symbolic representation of respecting the lives that have gone before us; and also represents a light of hope for peace and harmony. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Pier 40. This event is free and open to the public. New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) is co-sponsoring this event.
For more information, call (212) 678-0305 or visit http://newyorkbuddhistchurch.org.
New York City — September 11 Remembered in Film
This year Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) Folk Arts curates September 11th Remembered in Film, a screening of independent documentary and interpretive films and videos relating to the events surrounding 9/11. Local NYC filmmakers and videographers, especially those in Brooklyn, are encouraged to send DVD’s or VHS of relevant work for consideration.
Application for Submission and Terms of Submission forms can be downloaded at brooklynartscouncil.org. Screenings and discussions with the filmmakers will take place at BAC on three evenings: Friday, September 7; Saturday, September 8; and Monday, September 10. Screenings are from 6:30-9:30p.m.
New York City – Here Is New York: Remembering 9/11/01 Exhibit
The New York Historical Society will be opening an exhibition commemorating the events of September 11 called “Here Is New York: Remembering 9/11/01” from September 11, 2007 through January 1, 2008. The NY Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West.
For more information, please go to http://www.nyhistory.org
For more information, please visit the Families of September 11, Inc. (a nonprofit organization) website.
September 11 Attack
On September 11, 2001 at 8:46 a.m., Al Qaeda suicide hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the northern facade of the North Tower. Seventeen minutes later, at 9:03 a.m., a second team of hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower, which collapsed at 9:59 a.m. At 10:28 a.m., the North Tower collapsed. At 5:20 p.m., 7 World Trade Center collapsed. The four remaining buildings in the WTC plaza sustained heavy damage from debris, and were ultimately demolished.
At the time of the incident, media reports suggested that tens of thousands might have been killed in the massacre, as on any given day upwards of 100,000 people could be inside the towers. Ultimately, 2,750 death certificates were filed relating to the 9/11 attacks, as of May 23, 2007. Of these, 1,614 (59%) were identified from recovered physical remains. Morgan Stanley was the largest tenant in the World Trade Center, with approximately 2,500 employees in the South Tower and 1,000 in the North Tower. For the following 8½ months, the World Trade Center site cleanup and recovery continued 24 hours a day and involved thousands of workers. The massive pile of debris smoked and smoldered for 99 days.