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First anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

On September 11, 2002, various memorials and services across the world marked the first anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack, the greatest number being in Manhattan. Church bells tolled at 8:46 am, when the first plane struck, and 10:29 am, when the second tower fell. Churches and other public spaces were open the entire day.

Remembrance services were held throughout the USA.

The ceremony at New York, broadcast throughout the world, fell an hour behind schedule, but was well attended. The ceremony included the reading out of the names of all the persons who died there (on both the planes and the World Trade Centre) and the recitals of American historical speeches such as the Gettysburg Address. Moments of silence were observed at 8:46 AM and 9:03 AM, the moments when the two planes struck the two towers, and church bells rang at 10:29 AM, the moment at which the second tower collapsed.

The private ceremony at the Pentagon was also well-attended, and included the President among its participants. A prayer was said at the end that referred to Todd Beamer's "Let's Roll" remark.

The public ceremony at Shanksville also had a large turnout. It included two flybys and a release of doves. President George W. Bush attended a private followup service for the families of Flight 93's victims in the afternoon.

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1 Manhattan


92nd Street Y

2 pm-6 pm readings by contributors to 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11th; concert hall open for quiet contemplation
8 pm readings from 110 Stories

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

daylong program reading of names of victims and musical meditations
8:46 am tolling of bells
12:15 pm Requiem Eucharist
7 pm concert and candle-lighting ceremony

Center for Jewish History

6:30 pm panel discussion, "Days of Awe: Personal Reflections from Ground Zero by the Jewish Chaplains."

Central Synagogue

open all day
8:30 am memorial service

Church of St. Peter

7:10 am, 7:45 am, 8:48 am memorial Masses at with the Arts Academy in the Woods
1:05 pm memorial Mass with organ and song
12:05 pm memorial Mass with Cardinal Edward M. Egan and the Seraphim Choir

Cooper Union

6:30 pm "Memorial Concert for Peace and Justice"