Taps marks end of Sept. 11 ceremony at WTC site

Taps marks end of Sept. 11 ceremony at WTC site

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A member of the New York Fire Department plays taps at the National September 11 Memorial at the end of a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks at the World Trade Center, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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by SAMANTHA GROSS and LARRY NEUMEISTER

Associated Press

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 12:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is ending with taps performed by members of the New York police and fire departments, the local port authority and the U.S. military.

The site's memorial to victims opened Sunday to their relatives. It opens to the public Monday.

Family members were reading the names of victims killed on Sept. 11 and in the first terrorist attack on the trade center, a truck bomb in 1993.

Young Nicholas Gorki was remembering his father. He says he never met his dad because he was in his "mother's belly." He went on to tell his father he loved him and thanked him for "the gift of life."

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