City Hall ceremony will commemorate 9/11

Wednesday September 7th 2011

The Lord Mayor of Belfast has announced a public ceremony at Belfast City Hall to reflect on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

This is being organised in recognition of the strong ties between Belfast/Northern Ireland and the United States,

A number of events were hosted at Belfast City Hall in the immediate wake of the atrocities, and a red maple tree and plaque were subsequently placed on the grounds on September 11, 2002. Many local groups also organised charity events to support the relief efforts and to help those who lost loved ones.

The commemoration will take place at Belfast City Hall on Sunday September 11 from 1.20pm–2pm (local time).

The event will take the form of a one minute silence at 1.46pm (8.46am in New York) to mark the time of the American Airlines Flight 11 crashing into the World Trade Center`s North Tower. Flowers will be laid at the commemorative stone already in place on the lawn and a choral tribute will be performed by the Belfast Community Gospel Choir. The Big Screen in the City Hall grounds will also show the BBC coverage live in New York.

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