Above is the video of the ceremony which took place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 3:00 PM at St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway, between Fulton & Vesey Streets. NYC
The generosity and kindness of Trinity Wall Street Parish allows us to hold this ceremony annually at St. Paul's.
Built in 1766, The Chapel is the oldest public building in continuous use on the Island of Manhattan. In 1789, George Washington and members of Congress prayed at St. Paul’s after Washington’s inauguration as our first president. This historic site cared for those who founded our country and for those who came to its aid after the worst attack on American soil.


To Honor 9/11 Responders, Rescue and Recovery Workers and Volunteers who came to help  in the days, weeks and months following the
September 11th, 2001, attacks  and have since died.  All deceased responders will be remembered regardless of the reason for their death.  

We would like every deceased 9/11 Responder’s Family to receive a pin, a program and a card expressing our gratitude, and telling them it will be our sad honor to call their loved one’s name each year.


As the 15th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks approached, three volunteers from the 2001-2002 St. Paul’s Chapel World Trade Center Relief Ministry, Chester Johnson, Ralph Farris, and Barbara Horn, created the first Calling Of The Names Ceremony.  Their intention: to honor all deceased 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers and Volunteers by having a ceremony similar to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s annual ceremony. They felt it meaningful to do so on the anniversary itself, and at St. Paul’s Chapel where many responders found respite. 

The WTC complex was considered this country’s most dangerous construction site ever. For nine months, Responders labored at their own peril. They put themselves in harm’s way in order to save survivors, restore safety and security to the complex and find as many remains as possible for the families of those lost. Their determination and dedication allowed many families to put their loved ones to rest.

Responders’ Families:  Your love and encouragement sustained the workers. You are the reason they were able to do what they did. Our nation is forever in your debt.

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If you know of any deceased 9/11 Responder(s) whose name(s) should be called,
Please click here to submit.


Your gifts make this annual ceremony possible.
Donations of any amount are gratefully appreciated.
Our hand-crafted commemorative pins will be available before and after the ceremony.


Thanks to Serving Those Who Serve (STWS) for being our fiscal intermediary and accepting donations on behalf of the Calling Of The Names Ceremony.  

By donating through STWS, you will receive proof of your tax-deductible donation.

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