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City Prepares For Annual September 11th Memorial Ceremony

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Politicians will not speak at Tuesday's ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial plaza in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday morning.

The ceremony begins at 8:39 a.m. at the World Trade Center site.

Family members of the victims of the 2001 and 1993 attacks on the World Trade Center will read victims' names.

Moments of silence will be held at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m., 9:59 p.m., 10:03 a.m. and 10:28 a.m., to mark the minutes when the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked, United Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pa. and when the Twin Towers collapsed.

The National September 11 Memorial will remain open until 8 p.m.

At sunset Tuesday, the "Tribute In Light" will begin shining at West and Morris Streets in Lower Manhattan and stay on until dawn.

September 11th Traffic Closures

According to the NYPD, the memorial ceremony will affect the following streets on Tuesday:

• West Street will remain OPEN to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. However trucks will not be permitted northbound on West Street from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Vesey Street. Trucks will be diverted from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Trinity Place/Church Street to travel north.
• Church Streets/Trinity Place and Broadway will remain OPEN.
• The Liberty Street pedestrian bridge will be closed from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

The following streets will be closed to traffic from 12:01 AM until 5:00 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2012 (subject to change). Pedestrian access will be very limited:

• Liberty, Cedar, and Thames Streets between Greenwich Street and Trinity Place
• Greenwich Street between Liberty and Carlisle Streets
• Albany Street between West and Greenwich Streets
• Washington Street between Liberty and Carlisle Streets
• Vesey Street between Church Street and Broadway ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP