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Washington, DC
September 9, 2011


On Friday, September 9, Secretary Clinton and other dignitaries attended the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to remember the victims of 9/11, their families and loved ones, and those who selflessly aided the rescue and recovery effort.

The ceremony began with a one-minute moment of silence, followed by former U.S. Marine Corps Major Rose-Ann L. Lynch singing "God Bless America." The guests at the Opening Bell, who were also in attendence at the 9/17/2001 Opening Bell (the first day of trading after 9/11) included:
  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • 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 U.S Treasury Paul H. O’Neill
  • 53rd Governor of the State of New York Governor George E. Pataki
  • 26th Chairman of the U.S. SEC Harvey L. Pitt
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
  • Former New York City OEM Director Richard Sheirer
  • Former NYC Fire Department Commissioner Thomas Von Essen

Read Secretary Clinton's interview following the Opening Bell.