President Barack Obama and George W. Bush are expected to be in New York City this fall for the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, the mayor announced Friday.
Other current and former political leaders planning to attend commemorative ceremonies include are current and former New York governors Andrew Cuomo, George Pataki and Rudi Giuliani along with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking on his weekly WOR radio show, said the names of those killed in the attacks in Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania will be read at Ground Zero for the first time this year.
Only families of 9/11 victims will be able to walk onto the memorial plaza and see the victim's names in bronze at the twin memorial pools. The memorial will be open to the public on September 12.