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NASDAQ OMX to Host Commemorative Opening Bell Ceremony in Remembrance of September 11, 2001

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ADVISORY, Sept. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

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

  • David Weild, Chairman, Tuesday's Children
  • Jennifer Adams, CEO, September 11th Families Association and Tribute WTC Visitor Center
  • Anthoula Katsimatides, Board Member, National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
  • Assistant Chief James E. Esposito, Manhattan Borough Commander, FDNY
  • James Molloy, Deputy Chief, NYPD

In addition to the regularly scheduled Opening Bell, 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).

Where:

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

When:

Friday, September 9th, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Tuesday's Children

Amy Wright, Director of Development

(516) 562-9000

amy@tuesdayschildren.org

September 11th Families Association/ Tribute WTC Visitor Center

Jennifer Adams

(212) 422-3520 x111

jadams@911families.org

National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center

Sarah Lippman

(212) 324-6536

slippman@911memorial.org   

FDNY

Frank Dwyer

(718) 999-2056

fdnyopi@fdny.nyc.gov

NYPD

Thomas Burns

thomasburns@nypd.org

OR NYPD Department of Public Information:

(646) 610-6700

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C20, downlink frequency 4100 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Knapp at (212) 401-8916.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx or http://social.nasdaqomx.com.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

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 www.tuesdayschildren.org.  

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 11th 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 911memorial.org. 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.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX first North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). 

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