Press Release – #NATO commemorates the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States with solemn ceremony

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Press Release

10 September 2021

PR (2021) 133

NATO commemorates the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States with solemn ceremony

On Saturday, 11 September 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will join U.S. Mission to NATO’s Chargé d’Affaires Douglas D. Jones at the 9/11 and Article 5 Memorial at NATO Headquarters to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Permanent representatives of Alliance nations as well as members of NATO’s diplomatic, military, and international staff community will be in attendance.

The ceremony will include a moment of silence at 14:46, the exact minute 20 years ago of the first attack on the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Secretary General Stoltenberg and the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires will deliver brief commemorative remarks.

To honor the victims of the attacks and the sacrifices of service members since, flags will fly at half-staff at NATO Headquarters as well as at Allied Command Operations (ACO) in Mons, Belgium, and at NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in Norfolk, Virginia.

Media Advisory

14:40 CET       The Secretary General and the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires will walk to the 9/11 Memorial and observe two uniformed U.S. soldiers lay the wreath in front of the memorial

14:46               Moment of silence

14:47 – 15:00 Commemorative remarks by the Secretary General Stoltenberg and the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires

There will be no media opportunity.
The event will be streamed live on the NATO website.

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