NYC says Sept. 11 families can visit ground zero on 7th anniversary

Sept. 11 victims' families will be able to mourn their loved ones at the World Trade Center site again on the terrorist attacks' seventh anniversary. New York City officials previously said last year would be the last time families could pay their respects at ground zero because of ongoing construction. They and the site's owner confirmed Friday, however, that the families will be allowed to descend to the base of the trade center towers this Sept. 11 as well. As it was last year, the anniversary ceremony will be held in a park just southeast of ground zero. More than 2,700 victims' names are read aloud during the event.