Press Release Article


Date: Sep 05, 2019
Press Release Number: 142-2019

Agency to mark the day by flying the world’s largest free-flying flag at the George Washington Bridge

The Port Authority will hold an interfaith remembrance service at St. Peter’s Church, located at the corner of Barclay and Church streets in Lower Manhattan, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 11.

The service will honor the 84 Port Authority employees who were lost 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.

In addition, to honor those who were lost, the Port Authority will fly the world’s largest free-flying flag at the George Washington Bridge from 7:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11.

Media attending the St. Peter’s service should bring press credentials to the event.

This Port Authority service will follow the 9/11 Memorial and Museum 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza which concludes at 12:30pm. A Livestream of the ceremony will be shown in its entirety at

This year the Oculus skylight will not be opening on September 11 due to continuing engineering analysis necessary to repair the skylight operating systems.

In addition to the events on the 11th, the Port Authority’s Remembrance Through Renewal Month of Service continues as the agency honors the colleagues we lost, the region we serve, and the legacy we strive to leave behind with community service and commemoration events throughout the month.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. 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 raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit

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