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MEDIA ADVISORY:  PORT AUTHORITY TO HOLD ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE ON SEPTEMBER 11

Date: Sep 10, 2012
Press Release Number: 119-2012

The Port Authority will hold an Interfaith Remembrance Service at St. Peter’s Church, located at the corner of Barkley and Church streets in Lower Manhattan, on Tuesday, September 11, at 2 p.m.

The service will honor the 84 Port Authority employees who were killed on September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Media interested in attending the service need press credentials and should confirm attendance with the Office of Media Relations.

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Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the state of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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