NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the relatives of 9/11 victims will be consulted about whether they wish to discontinue the annual readings of the names of the people who perished in the attacks.
Every ceremony to mark the anniversary of the tragedy has included a reading of the names of the dead. It will also be part of this year’s 10th anniversary ceremony.
On Friday, during his weekly WOR radio show appearance, Bloomberg said the question of whether to discontinue the tradition has come up before. He said some people felt the names should be read forever, while others were open to a change.
“Some people have said, you know, we should go on forever. Some people have said change is good,” Bloomberg said.
The mayor said the 9/11 memorial foundation will talk to family members and first responders to gauge their feelings.
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