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Noontime Memorial Service on National Day of Prayer and Remembrance
13 September 2001

SALT LAKE CITY — In response to President George W. Bush’s call for a national day of prayer and remembrance on Friday, 14 September, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold two national memorial services originating from the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The services will be broadcast via the Church satellite system to meetinghouses at noon local time in the four continental U.S. time zones.

President Gordon B. Hinckley will conduct the service and President Thomas S. Monson and President James E. Faust will offer prayers. The service will begin with the Nauvoo Bell, a long-established symbol of religious freedom, ringing for three minutes. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will sing selections from Brahms’ Requiem and other hymns of faith and consolation. The program also will include congregational hymns, as well as readings and a moment of silence.

In Salt Lake City the general public is invited to attend the services in the Tabernacle at either 10:00 a.m. or at 12:00 p.m. MDT. The two services will feature identical programs. No tickets are required. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to each program. Ushers will assist with seating.

The 10:00 a.m. MDT service will be broadcast live at 12:00 p.m. EDT to meetinghouses throughout the eastern United States. Chapels in the Midwest will receive a rebroadcast at 12:00 p.m. CDT.

The second service at 12:00 p.m. MDT, will be broadcast live to meetinghouses throughout the Mountain time zone. KBYU Channel 11 will air the broadcast live. The 12:00 p.m. MDT service will be rebroadcast at 12:00 p.m. PDT.

BYU-TV, a service of the Dish Network, will carry all four broadcasts.