9/11 Families Vow Action If City Moves Memorial Service From WTC Site


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July 28, 2007

A group of 9/11 victims' families says if the city doesn't keep this year's 9/11 memorial service at the World Trade Center site, they'll hold a separate one on their own.

Because of construction at the WTC site, the city has changed the location of the service to Zuccoti Park, on Broadway and Liberty Street.

But in a letter to Governor Eliot Spitzer and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the family members say the service should be held at the Trade Center site, as it has been for the last five years.

The families argue that the site is sacred ground, and that there's still enough room there to hold the ceremony safely.

The families say they want to be a part of the official memorial service, but if they don't hear back from the city by Tuesday, they'll file a permit to hold their own ceremony.