NYC to Hold Two Ceremonies for 9-11 Anniversary

Sep 10, 2020

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There are two ceremonies in Lower Manhattan tomorrow to mark the 19th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. 

The Tunnel To Towers Foundation is holding its own ceremony with name reading. CEO Frank Siller said many are not happy that the 9-11 Memorial will be using prior years' recordings instead of reading victim names out loud because of coronavirus.

“I know that it can be done in a safe way," he said. "When the 9-11 Memorial said it couldn’t be done in a safe way I knew that was bogus.”

Siller said Vice President Mike Pence will be at his ceremony. “By him coming, a lot of Americans will pay attention to what happened," he said. "They are not teaching it like they should in schools.”

The ceremonies will be similar, with moments of silence, bell tolls, face masks and social distancing.