The pandemic in New York brought many inequalities to light and created many divisions, and this morning’s commemoration of 9/11 was no exception. The usual ceremony was divided into two due to safety concerns: one at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza, and the other at the corner of Church and Liberty Streets, near Zuccotti Park.
In prior years, victims’ relatives would read their names at the memorial plaza, but leaders of the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum decided to have a pre-recorded reading of victims’ names with no stage in front of those who were there to mourn.
However, The Stephen Stiller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, another 9/11-related organization, arranged a separate ceremony at the same time to allow names to be read aloud.
For the past 18 years…