The American flag will be flown at half-mast at Akzo Nobel’s Chemicals site in Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA, this week as a mark of respect to those who died in last year's September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
The Dobbs Ferry facility is less than 20 miles from Lower Manhattan and it is thought that the first plane to strike the Twin Towers probably flew very close to or directly over the site.
Although no special site-wide observance has been arranged, employees are being encouraged to observe a personal moment of remembrance at an appropriate time on Wednesday, which will be the first anniversary of the tragedy.
On the same day, the City of New York will be marking the occasion with a day-long program of special remembrance events centered on the Ground Zero site.
Since the tragic events of September 11 last year, Akzo Nobel has donated USD 1 million to various charities set up to support the education of children of the victims.
(Released: September 9, 2002)