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Marking 15 years since 9/11, ceremony keeps personal focus | KTIC Radio

Marking 15 years since 9/11, ceremony keeps personal focus

Marking 15 years since 9/11, ceremony keeps personal focus
Smoke billows from one of the towers of the World Trade Center and flames and debris explode from the second tower, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. In one of the most horrifying attacks ever against the United States, terrorists crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in a deadly series of blows that brought down the twin 110-story towers. (AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong)

NEW YORK (AP) _ Relatives and loved ones of 9/11 victims will convene Sunday to
mark the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.

Organizers have planned some additional music and readings to mark the
milestone anniversary at ground zero.

But they are keeping traditions that have made the ceremony a constant in how
America remembers Sept. 11, even as ground zero and the nation changes.

The customs include moments of silence and tolling bells, an apolitical
atmosphere and the reading of the nearly 3,000 names of those killed in New
York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

President Barack Obama will speak at an observance at the Pentagon. Hundreds of
people also are expected at a ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial in
Shanksville.

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