Sept. 11 victims to be honored Dec. 11

| 12/10/2001

On the three-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, President George W. Bush has asked countries across the world to hold remembrance events to to play their national anthems at the exact moment the first plan struck the World Trade Center in New York. The president will lead the worldwide initiative with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner at 8:46 a.m. at the White House.

At the Department of Transportation Building in Washington, DC, U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta will participate in a short memorial ceremony to honor and remember the innocent victims and the brave heroes that died that day. The DOT ceremony will begin shortly after 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with a moment of silence followed by the national anthem, played at 8:46 a.m. by the Coast Guard Cutter Band.