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New York Stock Exchange, 9/11 Memorial Hold Moments Of Silence To Honor Paris Attack Victims

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- People at the New York Stock Exchange and National September 11 Memorial & Museum paused Monday morning to honor the victims of the Paris attacks.

Traders on the stock exchange floor held a moment of silence before the opening bell. Outside, French and U.S. flags were flying at half mast.

New York Stock Exchange Holds Moment Of Silence For Paris Terror Victims
French and U.S. flags fly at half mast outside the New York Stock Exchange in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week on November 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Following the moment of silence, Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Captain Florent Groberg, who was born in France, rang the opening bell.

After a moment of silence at the 9/11 Memorial, the French national anthem was played as people laid flowers at the Survivor Tree, which survived the Sept. 11 attacks, WCBS 880's Marla Diamond reported.

"We're 14 years beyond it here. It's all new for them," said Charles Wolf, who lost his wife in the Twin Towers. "And we're just sending them our love."

"There's no more fitting place for us to join together in solidarity with France than the 9/11 Memorial," said Craig Stapleton, a former U.S. ambassador to France, 1010 WINS' Sonia Rincon reported.

New York French Consul General Baton Fotolari said he remembers Paris when New York was attacked.

"Everyone was saying, 'Nous sommes New Yorkers,'" he said.

Now, he says, they're feeling New York's support.

The attacks Friday in Paris left 129 people dead.

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