Tunnel to Towers

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Two ceremonies drew large crowds to honor 9-11 victims on this 19th anniversary of the terror attacks in New York City.

At the 9-11 Memorial, family members who lost loved ones turned out in droves. They wore face coverings and brought flowers and pictures of their loved ones who had been killed.

A recording of the victims’ names was played because of coronavirus concerns. “Paul James Bataglia, W.  David Bauer.”

Blocks away a charity foundation holding a similar ceremony insisted the names be read with cleaning of the microphones in between speakers.

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.”