Reading of 9/11 victims’ names will return for 20th anniversary of World Trade Center attack
People gather around the North Tower pool during memorial ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2013 in New York City [AFP]

NEW YORK — Families of 9/11 victims will once again read their names out loud to commemorate this year’s 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center attack, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic divided people over how to remember the fallen, organizers said. With coronavirus restrictions easing and more people getting vaccinated, groups putting together the ceremony said they are more comfortable with an event that allows families to gather at the memorial site in lower Manhattan and read names into the quiet air. In 2020, the name-reading portion of the program was canceled to keep participants ...