Sirius Remembers September 11 In 2005 With Commemorative Events
By: Scott Fish
Disclosure: Author is not part of Sirius.
SIRIUS satellite radio has made an effort to reach out to those affected by September 11. Uninterrupted coverage and observance held at the World Trade Center site.
Reading of victims' names by their siblings and several other commemorative events will be broadcast on satellite radio and will begin at approximately 8:30 am ET and conclcude at 1:00 pm ET on channel 126. The observance will pause at four moments--twice to mark the times that each plane hit the towers, and twice to mark the time when each tower fell.
Said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg:
"As New York City's renewal continues, we pause on the anniversary of that terrible day in September of 2001 to remember those we lost, and to reaffirm our commitment to honor their lives--both by rebuilding Lower Manhattan and by creating a beautiful memorial that will touch millions of hearts. Sadly, the unconscionable acts of terrorism perpetrated against New Yorkers and Americans on September 11th continue to be carried out in other parts of the world, and our prayers go out to the families and victims. On the fourth anniversary of the September 11th attack here in New York City, we plan to mark this solemn occasion by asking siblings to take the lead in this year's ceremony. In this small way, we acknowledge the special bonds they share with their beloved brothers and sisters who died that day."
Said New York Governor George Pataki:
"Time will never dull the grief of those who lost their loved ones on that tragic day, nor will it diminish our dedication to remembering our heroes and ensuring that a fitting memorial rises in their name. As we approach the fourth anniversary of September 11, 2001, we will particularly remember the siblings of those who were lost, as they have the privilege of honoring their loved ones at this year's ceremony. On September 11, 2005, there will be, as there has been each year, a statewide moment of silence and ringing of bells at 8:46 am, so that people from all over New York State, indeed, across America and the world, can take a moment to remember the heroes we lost and the spirit of freedom that prevailed on that day. It is a spirit of freedom that will endure always, on the site of the World Trade Center, and in our hearts."