NYC To Reconsider Reading Names Of 9/11 Victims In Future Ceremonies

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.

What do you think? Should the names continue to be read or not?  Let us know in the comments section…

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  • jant1215

    Ten years is enough. These people are memorialized all different ways, they don’t need their names read out loud. I’m sorry, the deaths of these people are no more tragic than any other person who has been murdered. Shall we commemorate every single one of those people in a ceremony every year?

    • Bill

      Please don’t take offense ,but to anyone, like me who was waiting for a loved one to come home from work- who never did, it means a lot…. If you lost a close family member that day you would understand…. What was the sense of doing it for 9 years if on the 10th Anniversay it’s going to stop?? That’s the part that doesn’t make sense..

  • I Don't Get It...

    I’m a third generation American, but the one thing that sickens me about US is how quickly we FORGET….. even when we say WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!

  • Marina Ios

    they should be read , for another 10 comemorations, i think, in this way each person who lost their lives would get a sort of individual respect for few seconds when the name is read.
    on the other hand, why not? for which reason?

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    How about more free money for the victims family’s and a free car for the first responders and make it a red one for the hero fireman


      D*ck Head!!!



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