From Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office, here is the schedule for tomorrow's tenth annual memorial service of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

 

The ceremony will officially begin at 8:35 AM. This year the ceremony will pause at six moments – twice to mark the times that each plane hit the towers, twice to mark the time when each tower fell and to mark the moments of the attacks on the Pentagon and on Flight 93. The first moment of silence will be at 8:46 a.m., and houses of worship have been asked to toll their bells at that time. The ceremony will conclude at approximately 1:00 p.m.

 



8:28 a.m. Bagpipers and drummers begin processional

8:35 a.m. Program begins : Bagpipers and drummers lead WTC flag through memorial to the stage; Brooklyn Youth Chorus performs the National Anthem; Mayor Bloomberg introduces citywide moment of silence

8:46 a.m. Moment of silence: Observance of time American Airlines Flight 11 struck North Tower -- Houses of worship will toll their bells throughout the City

President Barack Obama delivers reading

Mayor Bloomberg introduces the reading of the names

Family members will begin reading the names in pairs: There will be 167 pairs (334 readers) who will continue until all names are read and music will provide a backdrop throughout the program

9:03 a.m. Moment of silence in observance of time United Airlines Flight 175 struck South Tower

President George W. Bush delivers reading

Family member Peter Negron delivers reading

Yo-Yo Ma, who also performed on the one-year anniversary of 9/11, performs “Sarabande” from Bach’s First Suite for Cello Solo

Honor Guard ceremonially opens family entrance and families begin to enter the Memorial Plaza

Reading of names continues/music resumes

9:37 a.m. Moment of silence in observance of time American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivers reading

Family member and retired NYPD officer James Smith and his daughter Patricia Smith deliver reading

James Taylor performs “Close Your Eyes”

Reading of names continues/music resumes

9:59 a.m. Moment of silence in observance of time of fall of the South Tower

New Jersey Governor Chris J. Christie delivers reading

Solo flautist Emi Ferguson performs “Amazing Grace”

10:03 a.m. Moment of silence in observance of time UA Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Former New York Governor George E. Pataki delivers reading

Reading of names continues/music resumes

10:28 a.m. Moment of silence in observance of time of fall of the North Tower

Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani delivers reading

Family member Debra Epps delivers reading

Paul Simon performs “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

Reading of names continues/music resumes

Former New Jersey Governor Donald T. DiFrancesco delivers reading

Reading of names continues to conclusion

Choral musical performance of “I Will Remember You”

Taps performed by four trumpeters (NYPD, FDNY, PAPD, and US Military)

1:00 p.m. Program concludes

4:00 p.m. World Trade Center Site Closes