National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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No in-person family tributes during this year's 9/11 memorial ceremony
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, pause at the North Memorial Pool of the National September 11 Memorial in New York, N.Y., on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, pause at the North Memorial Pool of the National September 11 Memorial in New York, N.Y., on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. Credit: The White House's photostream / Public domain

Every year since 2002, family members who lost loved ones on 9/11 gathered in New York city to read out their names and personal messages. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the National September 11 Memorial Museum has asked families to record their name-readings, citing an "abundance of caution". The recordings will later be played during the memorial. Families are welcome to attend, but the Memorial Museum is still working on providing a safe visit.