9/11 anniversary to be marked with tributes

NEW YORK (AP) — Sept. 11
victims' loved ones will gather at ground zero to commemorate the
attacks' anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and
serene music that have become tradition.

At Wednesday's ceremony
on the 9/11 memorial plaza, relatives will recite the names of the
nearly 3,000 people who died when hijacked jets crashed into the World
Trade Center, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa.

The Pentagon and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville also plan name-reading, wreath-laying and other tributes.

The anniversary is expected to be the last before the Sept. 11 museum opens at ground zero. That's due this spring.

Changes
also are coming at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville.
Officials gathered there Tuesday to mark the start of construction on a
visitor center.

President Barack Obama will observe the 12th
anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the
Pentagon with a moment of silence and a visit to the Pentagon Memorial.

In the afternoon, Obama will take part in a service project to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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