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Organizers of 9/11 Day and Action America Commemorate 9/11 Day

09/11/2012

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, executives and representatives from MyGoodDeed, the nonprofit that annually organizes the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (“9/11 Day Observance” http://911day.org), and Action America, an open-source brand created to unite and activate Americans everywhere to turn the events of 9/11 into positive action, will visit the NYSE and ring The Opening BellSM.

 Watch the video of the ringing.

Observance and Mark a Nationwide Day of Good Deeds and Service in Tribute to the 9/11 Victims, Rescue and Recovery Workers and Military Personnel 

-- Moment of Silence at 9:25 - 9:26 a.m. --

The 9/11 Day Observance, founded in 2002 with widrespread support of the 9/11 community and formally recognized in 2009 under bi-partisan federal law and Presidential Proclamation, has grown to become the nation’s largest annual day of charitable activity.

Participating in the bell ceremony will be David Paine and Jay Winuk, co-founders of the 9/11 Day Observance, Tim Armstrong, Chairman & CEO of AOL and co-founder of Action America, and Kenny Dichter, co-founder of Action America.  Also joining in the event will be: Eric Greitens, CEO of The Mission Continues; 9/11 family members; Tyson Chandler, NY Knicks; Alex Morgan, 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic Soccer Gold Medalist, and representatives of American Express, GlaxoSmithKline and Holland & Knight, key contributors to 9/11 Day Observance in 2012.

As part of the annual NYX Shares employee volunteer program, NYSE Euronext is proud to acknowledge the 9/11 Day Observance. NYSE Euronext offices in the U.S. will give back to the community by participating in local volunteer events that assist veterans and those in need as we remember those lost 11 years ago.

About 9/11 Day
Last year, a remarkable 33 million Americans were inspired to engage in charitable activities and good deeds in observance of 9/11, transforming September 11 into America’s largest annual day of charitable activity.  To support the 2012 observance, MyGoodDeed has secured more than  $15 million in donated advertising media, including television, radio, print, outdoor and digital.  The campaign, themed “I Will,” asks all Americans to perform at least one good deed on 9/11, and asks, “What Will You Do This 9/11?”  The group maintains  a special website, 911day.org, where individuals and groups can share their plans and dedicate their service to 9/11 victims and heroes by name,  download toolkits and lesson plans, and search for volunteer opportunities.  Many prominent celebrities, including John Krasinski, Debra Messing, Dr. Oz, Victor Cruz, and Deepak Chopra, , have contributed videos to the website, talking about their 9/11 experiences and service plans.  9/11Day organizers are also  working with The Mission Continues, Volunteers of America, Second Harvest Heartland, and the Corporation for National and Community Service to implement large scale volunteer service projects on 9/11 in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Dallas.  CNCS is a federal agency that oversees many national service programs and was charged under the 2009 Serve America Act to lead federal activities in support of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.  Supporters are encouraged to “like” the 9/11 Day Facebook page at http://facebook.com/911, and follow  the observance on Twitter at twitter.com/911day, hashtag #911day. Funding and in-kind services for 9/11 Day have been provided in 2012 by American Express, Target Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, NYSE Euronext, Viacom, AOL, Clear Channel,  NFL Charities,  Corporation for National and Community Service, Holland & Knight, Cantor Fitzgerald, Benjamin Moore, Aerva, The Broadway League,  Creative Artists Agency,  SNS Staging Inc., American Eagle and others.

About Action America
Action America, a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is an open-source brand created to unite and activate Americans everywhere to turn the events of 9/11 into positive action. Led by Marquis Jet founder Kenny Dichter and AOL chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong, the coalition currently includes AOL, KBS+, New York Says Thank You Foundation, 9/11 Day of Observance, MDC Partners, among others. Action America seeks to make the 11th anniversary of 9/11 by activating a digital platform that enables Americans to serve, donate and share their support. Action America supports any and all 9/11-related organizations and through its website,  www.ActionAmerica.com, enables Americans to donate to Tuesday’s Children, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum or The Wounded Warriors Project, or to volunteer on behalf of organizations of their choice. All proceeds generated through merchandise sales on ActionAmerica.com equally benefit Tuesday’s Children, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and the Wounded Warriors Project. For more information or to learn how you can participate, please visit www.ActionAmerica.com.