Secretary Clinton to Ring the Opening Bell at the NYSE on September 9

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 7, 2011

On September 9, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will join with other leaders at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to remember the victims of 9/11, their families and loved ones, and those who aided the rescue and recovery effort.

Then-Senator Clinton and the ceremony’s other participants rang the NYSE opening bell on the morning of September 17, 2001, the first day the exchange reopened after the September 11th attacks.

9:25 am (ET) Moment of Silence (one minute)
9:26 am (ET) “God Bless America” sung by former USMC Major Rose-Ann L. Lynch
9:30 am (ET) Opening Bell with guests from 9/17/01 Opening Bell including:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
Former NYSE Chairman & CEO Richard A. Grasso
NYC Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly
72nd Secretary of the Treasury Paul H. O’Neill
53rd New York Governor George E. Pataki
26th Chairman of the SEC Harvey L. Pitt
Former New York City OEM Director Richard Sheirer
Former NYC Fire Department Commissioner Thomas Von Essen

To cover the event, credentialed members of the media must RSVP to 212.656.2147 or Media should meet at the NYSE Security Checkpoint Tent at the corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street at 8:45 a.m. (ET). Proper Media Credentials/Government-issued ID are required.

Live Feed Video Footage: Footage of the Moment of Silence/Opening Bell event will be available via Ascent loop #4009 beginning at 9:20 a.m. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact the NYSE Broadcast Center at 212.656.5483.


New York Stock Exchange
Anthony Drizis
(212) 656-2147

New York Stock Exchange
Broadcast Center
(212) 656-5483

Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

PRN: 2011/1421