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Bush to be in New York City for 10th Anniversary of 9/11 With Obama, Giuliani

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NEW YORK (The Blaze/AP) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said former President George W. Bush will be among the dignitaries at a World Trade Center site ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Bloomberg said former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and President Barack Obama will also attend the ceremony. They will be joined by governors from New York and New Jersey.

Bloomberg said the leaders will read a short poem or quote and won't give a speech.

"This cannot be political," Bloomberg said during his weekly radio show Friday. "So that's why there's a poem or a quote or something that each of the readers will read. No speeches whatsoever. That's not an appropriate thing."

The ceremony will be held on the highway to the west of the site. Bloomberg says only relatives will be allowed inside to look for the names of their loved ones etched into the railings of two huge waterfalls built in the World Trade Center footprint.

The names of the nearly 3,000 victims - including those who died at the Pentagon and aboard United Flight 93 that went down in Shanksville, Pa., - will be read aloud for the first time.

Bush recently recounted his memories of Sept. 11 in a National Geographic interview set to air in the fall in honor of the anniversary of the attacks.

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