Loved ones finish reading names of 9/11 victims

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NEW YORK (AP) – Relatives and friends of the people lost in the Sept. 11 terror attacks have finished reciting their names at a solemn ceremony at the World Trade Center in New York City.

Tuesday’s ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary included moments of silence and tolling bells. Some of the youngest readers weren’t born when their loved ones were killed.

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Victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and dignitaries gathered to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Nearly 3,000 people were killed.

Others have become sick or died from exposure to toxins released when the twin towers collapsed.

Margie Miller, whose husband Joel died in the attacks, went to the ceremony from her Long Island home. She said she felt Joel’s presence at the memorial plaza. She called it her “holy place.”