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City Hall ceremony reads names of 9/11 victims

Portland city officials and others will honor those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by reading their names this week at City Hall.

The reading begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Each day until Friday, Sept. 9, the 2,753 victims' names will be read from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave.

The victims of the World Trade Center attack in Manhattan included 343 firefighters and 60 New York City police officers and the Port Authority officers, and eight private emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The attack on the Pentagon also killed 184 people.

'Sept. 11, 2001, was a tragic day for our nation,' said City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who organized the name reading. 'The events of that day have touched all of us in so many ways. It is important to remember those who lost their lives.'