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Nasdaq to Host Commemorative Opening Bell Ceremony in Remembrance of 9/11


ADVISORY, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


In remembrance of September 11, 2001, the following organizations will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square for a commemorative ceremony and to officially ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell:

  • EMS Division Chief Roberto Colon, FDNY
  • Deputy Chief Vincent Giordano, NYPD
  • Stephen Dannhauser, Chairman, Answer the Call – The New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund
  • Cynthia Tumulty-Ollemar, September 11th Families’ Association

Nasdaq U.S. markets will observe a moment of silence at 9:25 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) in remembrance of September 11 victims and their families.


Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Friday, September 11, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Nasdaq MarketSite:

Angela Tu

(646) 225-0316

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About The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY):

The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is the largest Fire Department in the United States and universally is recognized as the world's busiest and most highly skilled emergency response agency, providing fire protection, search and rescue, pre-hospital care and other critical public safety services to residents and visitors in the five boroughs. This year the FDNY celebrates its 150th anniversary.  Since its inception in 1865, FDNY has helped lead efforts to make New York the safest big city in the nation. This accomplishment requires a steadfast and daily commitment to maintaining the Department’s core values of Service, Bravery, Safety, Honor, Dedication and Preparedness. To that end, FDNY members are sworn to serve and protect life and property.

FDNY not only responds to more than a million emergencies every year, its personnel also strive to prevent them by continually educating the public in fire, life safety and disaster preparedness, along with enforcing public safety codes.   

About The New York City Police Department (NYPD):

The New York City Police Department (NYPD), which serves and keeps safe eight-and-a-half million residents, more than five million commuters and some 55 million tourists a year, is the largest municipal police force in the United States. The NYPD boasts about 35,000 uniformed members serving in more than 300 varied units, ranging from effective community relations, to enforcement of laws in accordance with constitutional rights, to crime reduction and identification, to deterrence and proactive response to terrorist incidents. The department was established in 1845 and traces its roots back to the Dutch night watch in 1625, when the city was still known as New Amsterdam. The department’s wide array of specialized services includes canine, harbor patrol, counterterrorism, intelligence, as well as narcotics and organized crime investigations. The NYPD’s elite Emergency Service Unit is widely regarded as the nation’s premier cross-trained outfit, regularly called to carry out rescues on bridges and perform life-saving maneuvers from helicopters and boats, among myriad other duties, such as responding to building collapses, executing search warrants and investigating crime scenes. The NYPD’s mission, in part, is to “preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment.” To that end, the collective efforts of the NYPD have made New York City the safest large city in the country. So far in 2014, the city is on track to see fewer than the 334 homicides realized in 2013, which was a 20% drop from the previous year and the lowest number since the NYPD began keeping such records more than 50 years ago.

About Answer the Call:  

The mission of the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund is to support the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police, and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. When these brave men and women make the ultimate sacrifice to protect our city, we believe it is our civic duty to support the families these heroes have left behind.  Our mission is to reassure these families that we will never forget them or the sacrifice made by their loved ones.  We provide financial assistance, host special gatherings, and offer a network of support to over 600 families.  Our goal is to raise enough funds to assist these families for the rest of their lives.

About September 11th Families’ Association:  

The September 11th Families’ Association supports victims of terrorism through communication, representation and peer support. Our mission is to unite the September 11th community, present evolving issues, and share resources for long-term recovery.

The September 11th Families’ Association (September 11th Widows’ and Victims’ Families’ Association is a registered 501c3 non profit corporation). 9/11 Tribute Center (Tribute WTC Visitor Center), is a project of the September 11th Families’ Association. The 9/11 Tribute Center was created by the September 11th Families’ Association, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in November 2001 by victims’ families.

The 9/11 Tribute Center conveys an understanding of the humanity and community that was both lost and found in the aftermath of 9/11. Throughout the 9/11 Tribute Center, visitors are engaged in appreciating the scope and impact of the disaster as well as the enormous outpouring of compassion in response. By sharing with visitors the authentic experiences of those most affected by the events, exhibits and programs convey the courage, loss, heroism, and grief of those who responded to the tragedy.

Active recording, preserving and sharing of these experiences are central to the mission of the 9/11 Tribute Center. Participation in the Tribute volunteer program has had a documented impact on members of the 9/11 community; promoting an enhanced sense of healing, enhanced compassion and appreciation for their place as history keepers.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: or


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