New York, NY, September 1, 2017 --This year for 9/11, the nonprofit 9/11 Day will be leading a national #MomentOfSilence campaign on Twitter and Facebook to correspond with each of the moments of silence that are observed at the ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero.
For each of the six moments of silence observed on 9/11, we are asking Americans and others to not post anything posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat for 60 seconds, except a single post #momentofsilence and #911day each time. People can also use #neverforget as well.
To help promote this effort, leading up to 9/11, people can also download the #MomentOfSilence image from our Gallery
, and share it on their social media channels.
The 9/11 Day nonprofit said it will provide a five minute reminder on its Twitter.com/911day and Facebook.com/911day pages, which people are urged to follow.
The start times for each moment of silence, as provided by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, are as follows:
8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower (1 WTC).
9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower (2 WTC).
9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.
9:59 a.m.: The South Tower (2 WTC) collapses.
10:03 a.m.: After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launch a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crash the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pa.
10:28 a.m.: The North Tower (1 WTC) collapses. The 16-acre World Trade Center site is in ruins, with collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. A rescue and recovery effort begins immediately.
About 9/11 Day
The "9/11 Day" observance, created in 2002 and organized each year by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization MyGoodDeed (d.b.a. “9/11 Day”), has redefined how many Americans perceive and observe the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Recognized officially under bi-partisan federal law in 2009, 9/11 Day has grown to become the nation's largest annual day of charitable engagement. For more information, visit 911day.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. People can also follow 9/11 Day on Facebook (www.facebook.com/911day), Twitter (@911day) and Instagram (@911_day)