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


ADVISORY, Sept. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


In remembrance of September 11, 2001, the following organizations will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to officially ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell:

  • Kevin Parks, Member Tuesday's Children Junior Board
  • Jennifer Adams, CEO and Gary Green, Director of Development, September 11th Families Association and & 9/11 Tribute Center
  • Monica Iken and Paula Grant Berry, Board Members, National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
  • Assistant Chief John Sudnik, Manhattan Borough Commander, FDNY
  • Inspector Robert Lukach, NYPD
  • Stephen Dannhauser, Chairman, New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund

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). To pick up a live shot of the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower during the moment of silence, please use the feed information below.


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


Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET    


Tuesday's Children

Amy Wright, Director of Development

(516) 562-9000

September 11th Families Association/ Tribute WTC Visitor Center

Gary Green

(212) 422-3520 x141

Theresa Adams

(212) 422-3520

National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center

Lynn Rasic

(212) 312-8814


Frank Dwyer

(718) 999-2056


Thomas Burns

OR NYPD Department of Public Information:

(646) 610-6700

New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund:

Linda Giammona, Executive Director

(212) 735-4503

Andrea Kotuk

(212) 353-9585

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Feed Information:

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About Tuesday's Children:

Tuesday's Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long term commitment to every individual impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and more recently those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide.  Since 2001, Tuesday's Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities.

For more information please visit our website at  

About September 11th Families Association and Tribute WTC Visitor Center:

Founded in 2001, TheSeptember 11th Families' Association supports victims of terrorism through communication, representation and peer support. Driven by a mission to unite the September 11th community, present evolving issues, and share resources for long-term recovery, the Association serves 9/11 family members with consistent communication through newsletters, weekly online updates, and more. The September 11 Families' Association is the umbrella organization that inspires the work of the Tribute WTC Visitor Center. Many family members share their stories with the public through leading tours, gallery guiding or other volunteer work including educational work with young people.

The Tribute WTC Visitor Center is located at 120 Liberty Street along the south side of the World Trade Center site. The center was created by the September 11th Families' Association to share the personal stories of victims, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, volunteers, and residents of Lower Manhattan. By engaging visitors in the authentic experiences of those most affected by the events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001, the Center's five galleries and its walking tour program convey the efforts of those who responded to the tragedy and the steps taken towards working for a more peaceful world by many of those impacted by the events.

About National September 11 Memorial & Museum:

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the not-for-profit corporation created to oversee the design, raise the funds, and program and operate the Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site. The Memorial and Museum will be located on eight of the 16 acres of the site. The Memorial will be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and will open to the public the following day. The Museum will open in 2012.

The Memorial will remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who died in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The design, created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, consists of two pools formed in the footprints of the original Twin Towers and a plaza of trees.

The Museum will display monumental artifacts linked to the events of 9/11, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning and recovery that are central to telling the story of the 2001 attacks and the aftermath. It will communicate key messages that embrace both the specificity and the universal implications of the events of 9/11; document the impact of those events on individual lives, as well as on local, national, and international communities; and explore the continuing significance of these events for our global community.

When the Memorial opens, construction will continue on the other World Trade Center projects and free visitor passes will be temporarily required. To plan a visit to the Memorial or learn how to contribute, go to Follow the Memorial & Museum on Twitter: @sept11memorial.

About FDNY:

As first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist acts, FDNY protects the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs. The timely delivery of these services enables the FDNY to make significant contributions to the safety of New York City and homeland security efforts. 343 members of the FDNY made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th, 2001, while operating at the World Trade Center.

New York Police and Fire Widows' and 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, Fire Fighters, Port Authority Police and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty.  The Benefit Fund gives financial assistance to grieving families immediately after they lose their loved one.  The Benefit Fund  goal is to raise enough funds to provide meaningful annual distributions to beneficiaries for the remainder of their lives.

Since the Benefit Fund's inception in 1985 by Daniel J. "Rusty" Staub, the charity has distributed over $123 million to the families of fallen New York City Police and Fire personnel who have been killed in the line of duty.  In 1987, the Benefit Fund provided 320 families with annual financial assistance, and by 2011, made the same commitment to nearly 700 families.  The need has grown, but the mission remains the same: "Never Forget" those that put the safety of others before their own.


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