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