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Victims of Sept.11, 2001 Honored 12.10.2001

December 10, 2001
A short memorial ceremony to honor the innocent victims will be held.

On December 11, the three-month anniversary of the September 11 attacks, U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. will participate in a short memorial ceremony to honor and remember the innocent victims and the brave heroes that died attempting to save them.

President George W. Bush has asked countries across the world to hold remembrance events and to play their national anthems at the exact moment the plane struck the World Trade Center in New York. The President will lead the worldwide initiative with the playing of the national anthem at 8:46 a.m. at a White House event. The DOT ceremony will begin shortly after 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with a moment of silence followed by the national anthem, played by the Coast Guard Cutter Band at 8:46 a.m.