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Secretary Clinton at the Opening Bell of the New York Stock Exchange

Washington, DC
September 9, 2011


On Friday, September 9, Secretary Clinton and other dignitaries attended the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to remember the victims of 9/11, their families and loved ones, and those who selflessly aided the rescue and recovery effort.

The ceremony began with a one-minute moment of silence, followed by former U.S. Marine Corps Major Rose-Ann L. Lynch singing "God Bless America."  The guests at the Opening Bell, who were also in attendence at the 9/17/2001 Opening Bell (the first day of trading after 9/11) included: 
  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
  • Former NYSE Chairman & CEO Richard A. Grasso
  • NYC Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly
  • 72nd Secretary of the U.S Treasury Paul H. O’Neill
  • 53rd Governor of the State of New York Governor George E. Pataki
  • 26th Chairman of the U.S. SEC Harvey L. Pitt
  • U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
  • Former New York City OEM Director Richard Sheirer
  • Former NYC Fire Department Commissioner Thomas Von Essen

Read Secretary Clinton's interview following the Opening Bell.  

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