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The Tribute in Light was the first major physical memorial at the World Trade Center site. A permanent memorial at the World Trade Center site is planned, as part of the design by Studio Daniel Libeskind. The plans call for preservation of much of the towers' foundational "bathtub", with glass towers wending around to a 1776-foot high spire.
The first anniversary of the attack brought numerous memorials and services.
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Several thousand citizens march in a candlelight procession through the Adams Morgan[?] district, through Dupont Circle[?], past dozens of embassies and onto the National Mall[?], where they join additional thousands of their fellow citizens holding vigil over The Pentagon, just across the Potomac River.
In England, in a break with the long-standing usual procedures at Buckingham Palace, the Queen ordered the Changing of the Guard to be paused for a two minute silence on September 13th, followed by the playing of the American national anthem. A memorial service was held in St. Paul's cathedral, London, attended by the Queen and politicians on the 14th September. A three minute silence at 11 o'clock was held throughout Europe on the 14th. Rev. Billy Graham led a service at Washington National Cathedral, with George W. Bush, the former presidents other than Reagan, Congressional leaders, other top officials in attendance. George W. Bush spoke, beginning with the memorable phrase We are here in the middle hour of our grief.
Vigils and memorial services continued to be held in the following days. On Sunday the families of the victims of the crash of United Airlines flight 93 gathered at the crash site in Pennsylvania for a private ceremony, then joined in a service attended by governor Tom Ridge and First Lady Laura Bush.
Church services are held across the United States and much of the world. Here is [one service held September 16 (http://members.aol.com/revpaulbeedle/20010916)].
Terence Hatton[?]; Giuliani and Pataki are in attendance. Hatton's wife was Rudy Giuliani's executive assistant, Beth Patrone. She discovered that she was pregnant on September 13th. A service is held after 3 PM EDT in Madison Square Garden for the 74 employees of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who are missing and presumed dead.
At 11 AM: Blessing of the Animals
A memorial is constructed and then set ablaze at the Playa del Fuego event on the October 19-21 weekend  (http://www.playadelfuego.org/)
On May 28, the last steel beam standing at the site was cut down and placed on a flatbed truck in a quiet ceremony.
Impromptu memorials are put up at Washington Square[?], with hundreds of candles and flowers, and Union Square[?], where people write messages on large rolls of paper taped to the ground amidst candles, including a 6-foot high concrete candle. A mural is spray-painted on a wall in the Lower East Side. In the coming days the memorials continue to grow, especially at Union Square Park, where thousands come to congregate, grieve, and celebrate--the statue George Washington in Union Square overtaken as a shrine for peace, memory and the United States, thousands of candles are added, a metal sculpture of the American flag and 2500 roses planted in the shape of the World Trade Center towers.
The Stars and Stripes appear on front stoops, flagpoles, cars, clothing, and on public buildings across the country.
A statue in honor of fallen firefighters, commissioned in 2000 by the Firefighters Association of Missouri[?], was in New York City en route to Missouri at the time of the attack. It was since donated to New York City in honor of the hundreds of firefighters who lost their lives in the collapse of the World Trade Center.
On October 4, Reverend Brian Jordan, a Franciscan priest, blessed two beams at the crash site which had formed a cross spontaneously, and then had been welded together by ironworkers.
On March 11, the damaged Sphere sculpture formerly in the World Trade Center was dedicated by the city as a temporary memorial in Battery Park City.
On Thursday, September 20, the New York Philharmonic performed a memorial concert of the Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem in Avery Fisher Hall[?]. The concert was led off by the national anthem, and on the stage was a flag which appeared on stage during all Philharmonic World War II concerts. All proceeds went to disaster relief. At the request of the Philharmonic director, all applause was held, and the audience filed out in silence.
On Friday, September 21, America: A Tribute to Heroes
On Tuesday, October 2, beginning at 8 PM EDT: Come Together: A Night of John Lennon's Words and Music
On Thursday, October 4, at 9 PM EDT: ART Benefit for Sept. 11 Fund
On Saturday, October 6, at 6 PM EDT: And the Sun Went Down
On Sunday, October 7: AMF National Bowl-a-thon
On Monday, October 8: New York City Columbus Day Parade
At 3 p.m. EDT:
On Tuesday, October 9: Benefit for WTC Disaster Fund: Celebration of John Lennon's Birthday
On October 17, Marvel Comics and other members of the comic industry release a tribute book, primarily with drawings of firefighters and police officers, with proceeds going to the victims. Other charity books are also in production.
The New York Times, including Metro reporter Wendell Jameson[?], are writing 150-word entries for each of the World Trade Center victims, which highlight brief anecdotes about their lives. They expect the effort to take about 10 months. Donations - Assistance - Closings and Cancellations - Memorials and Services
See also: "War on Terrorism" -- U.S. invasion of Afghanistan -- 2001 anthrax attack -- World Trade Center -- The Pentagon -- New York City -- Washington, D.C. -- AA Flight 11 -- UA Flight 75 -- AA Flight 77 -- UA Flight 93 -- U.S. Department of Defense -- terrorism -- domestic terrorism -- Osama bin Laden -- Taliban -- Islamism -- Afghanistan -- collective trauma -- September 11
America Survives (http://www.americasurvives.org/)
New York memorials and vigils (http://nytoday.com/search/bin/event?st=event&eid=995477176561)
September 11, 2001, A Memorial Design (http://geocities.com/taws9750/Sep11)
From 88 Searchlights, an Ethereal Tribute, The New York Times, March 4, 2002 (http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/04/nyregion/04LIGH)
THE VICTIMS: A Homegrown Memorial Brings Strangers Together (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/19/arts/19SQUA)
Statue to Fallen Firefighters to Make Its Home in New York, New York Times, 9/19/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/19/nyregion/19CND-STAT)
THE PENNSYLVANIA CRASH: 44 Victims Are Remembered, and Lauded, New York Times, 9/18/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/18/national/18PENN)
NY Times--THE VIGILS: Surrounded by Grief, People Around the World Pause and Turn to Prayer (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/15/nyregion/15PRAY) Information to be incorporated
World Trade Center Response (http://comclub.dyndns.org:8081/stalbum/index.php3?album=World+Trade+Center+Response) (Collection of pictures)
Pilgrims Flock to Crash Site, The New York Times, September 9, 2002 (http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/09/national/09PENN)
Across New York and the Nation, Many Ways to Reflect on 9/11, The New York Times, September 7, 2002 (http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/07/nyregion/07MEMO)