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


ADVISORY, Sept. 10, 2014 (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:

  • Deputy Chief Roger Sakowich, FDNY
  • Sergeant Gerry Flood- Emergency Service Unit, NYPD
  • Kevin Parker, President, New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund
  • Melissa Brengel, 9/11 Tribute Center

NASDAQ OMX 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


Thursday, September 11, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET         

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna

(646) 441-5310

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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. 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 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 New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund:

The New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund provides assistance to the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty.  Since its inception in 1985 by Daniel J. "Rusty" Staub, the charity has distributed over $130 million to hundreds of families. The Benefit Fund provides immediate and ongoing financial assistance in the form of annual distributions to grieving families after they lose their loved one.  In addition, the Benefit Fund provides an ongoing network of support and gatherings for these families to cope and connect after such tragedy.  The Benefit Fund currently serves over 600 families, and the goal is to raise enough funds to provide meaningful annual distributions to beneficiaries for the remainder of their lives.  Please visit Check out the Benefit Fund on Twitter @AnswertheCall, Facebook and Instagram @AnswertheCallNYC.

About the 9/11 Tribute Center:

The 9/11 Tribute Center is a place of support and healing opened in 2006 by the September 11th Families Association, a not-for-profit corporation. 9/11 Tribute Center offers visitors to the World Trade Center a place where they can connect with people from the 9/11 community: family members of lost loved ones, survivors, first responders and people who live and work in Lower Manhattan. Through walking tours, exhibits and programs, the 9/11 Tribute Center offers "Person to Person History". This history links visitors who want to understand and appreciate the historic events with those who experienced them. Visitors learn factual information about the events, the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations. There is also a tribute in remembrance by families and the tremendous spirit of support and generosity that arose after the attacks. Personal gallery and walking tour experiences are available for student and group visits. To learn more about 9/11 Tribute Center programs, visit

About NASDAQ OMX Group

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX 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 OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit


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