Monday, September 11, 2006

When the Bell Didn’t Ring

Philadelphia Inquirer depicts September 11th silence.

On this day five years ago, the management of AmerisourceBergen Corp. was prepared to celebrate a recently completed merger.

The public company, formed by the combination of two large drug wholesalers, was slated to ring the ceremonial opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Sept 11.

But the bell never rang, and the stock exchange, just blocks from the World Trade Center, did not open for nearly a week, after hijacked airliners slammed into the twin towers.

AmerisourceBergen's flag was hoisted that day, and flew outside the NYSE for six days after 9/11.

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