NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Friday, September 9, 2011, in remembrance of September 11 victims and their families, NASDAQ OMX U.S. markets will observe a moment of silence at 10:29 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).
Commemorative messages will circulate on the NASDAQ MarketSite and Thomson Reuters tower from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11 to memorialize the tragedy on its 10th anniversary. Additionally, on September 11, the Official World Trade Center Site Memorial Ceremony and Remembrance 2011, which will take place from the World Trade Center site, will also be displayed live on the NASDAQ MarketSite tower.
In addition, NASDAQ OMX will host commemorative Opening and Closing Bell ceremonies on September 9, with the following organizations:
- National September 11 Memorial & Museum
- Tuesday's Children
- September 11th Families Association
- Tribute WTC Visitor Center
- Post 9/11 Foundation
- Congressman Gregory Meeks
On Monday, September 12, NASDAQ OMX will host Given Imaging, Inc. for the NASDAQ Closing Bell. Given Imaging was the first company to hold an initial public offering on a U.S. exchange after September 11, 2001.
"This September 11, the hearts and minds of those working in the financial community in New York City will again turn toward the World Trade Center, and to those who lost their lives in the tragedy," said Bob Greifeld, CEO NASDAQ OMX, "Over the past ten years, NASDAQ OMX has urged the trading community to come together to observe a moment of silence to express our grief for the victims and their families, while remembering the courage of all Americans during that difficult time. For the financial community, 9/11 is a constant reminder of the resilience and buoyancy of the U.S. capital markets, and reminds us that we are home to one of the greatest financial systems in the world."
Further details about the events will be released in the coming days.
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