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NYC Mayor De Blasio Not Involved in 9/11 Ceremony

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For the first time in the 13 years since terrorists crashed a plane into the Twin Towers killing thousands in a single day, City Hall is not organizing the event. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg was front and center in the planning of the commemoration ceremonies, even acting as an emcee of sorts, until 2012, when New York and New Jersey governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie tried to have more say in the events, and in response, Mayor Bloomberg restricted any public officials from giving speeches at the ceremony.

The non-involvement of City Hall was not a personal decision of De Blasio’s but began in 2012, when it was decided the commemoration should be planned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and World Trade Center Foundation. Marti Adams, spokesman for Mayor De Blasio, said “The city of New York provides city services, assets and citywide agency coordination to ensure the September 11 anniversary ceremony runs smoothly and the location is fully secure.”

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