Radio stations throughout America are being urged to air the Star-Spangled Banner on Tuesday, December 11 as part of a three-month anniversary salute to victims of the terrorist attacks on the U.S.
"We encourage all stations to participate in this memorial to those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon," said NAB President and CEO Edward O. Fritts. "Broadcasters take seriously our duty to serve the public. Since Sept. 11, local stations have helped unify a grieving nation with fundraising appeals, timely news and information, and assistance to charitable organizations. We urge all radio stations to participate in this anniversary salute."
President Bush has asked all U.S. radio stations to play the national anthem at 8:46 a.m. EST, or at a time deemed most appropriate. In addition, the President is asking radio stations in countries all over the world to hold remembrance events and to play their own national anthems on this occasion.