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Yesterday, President Bush arrived in New York City for September 11 anniversary rites. He and First Lady Laura Bush went to Ground Zero to lay memorial wreaths at the reflecting pools in the World Trade Center's footprints. They also visited a firehouse near Ground Zero and attended a memorial service at St. Paul's Chapel. Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Pataki, and former Mayor Giuliani, who all accompanied the Bushes to Ground Zero, were also at the memorial, as were Senators Schumer and Clinton. The Bushes will be visiting a firehouse on Pitt Street this morning in the city and will later travel to Shanksville, Pennsylvania where United Flight 93 crashed. Then, at 9PM, the President will be in the White Houes and will address the country at 9PM.

The city's September 11 plans are:

Early AM Guests begin to gather at the World Trade Center site
Program begins
Introduction of statewide moment of silence
8:46 AM Moment of silence (observance of time first plane struck North Tower)
(Houses of worship will toll their bells throughout the City)
Introduction of the reading of the names
Spouses, partners and significant others begin reading of names in pairs
* The names will be read by the spouses, partners and significant others of those lost
* Each reader will read approximately 14 names
* There will be approximately 100 pairs (200 readers) who will continue until all names are read
* Families may begin to descend ramp to the lowest level of the site at 8:47 AM

9:03 AM Moment of silence (observance of time second plane struck South Tower)
Reading of names continues/music resumes
9:59 AM Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the South Tower)
Reading of names continues/music resumes
10:29 AM Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower)
Reading of names continues/music resumes
Reading of names concludes
Taps performed by two trumpeters (NYPD and FDNY)
Final music performance
Program ends

And a Tribute in Light, located at West and Morris Streets, will appear at sundown.

Photograph of Mayor Bloomberg, First Lady Laura Bush, President Bush, Governor Pataki, and former Mayor Giuliani walking down the ramp at Ground Zero by Jason DeCrow/AP