The President has authorized another year of national emergency. He has also declared this a national day of service and remembrance, on which citizens are encouraged to help those in need; New York Cares offers opportunities for service; conservatives continue to decry this as “left-wing activism.”
The NYC Coalition for Accountability Now says the city has accepted the petitions of 9/11 survivors, responders, and victims’ families to add to the November ballot a referendum question, asking for a new investigation of the attacks; the next step is a hearing.
Jay-Z will perform a show tonight for the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund at Madison Square Garden.
The New York Buddhist Church will continue its annual tradition of floating lanterns from the south side of the Pier 40 building, starting at 6 p.m.
This morning Mayor Bloomberg attends the reading of the victims’ names at Ground Zero. and moments of silence at the times of the plane strikes and the Towers’ collapse. Tonight New York will offer its annual Tribute in Light, shooting two beams into the sky from the site of the World Trade Center. Starting at 6 p.m. St. Paul’s Chapel will host an all-night vigil and labyrinth walk.
If you were here, you remember.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 11, 2009