Nonprofit to hold in-person 9/11 ceremony for family members

Family members of victims who died on 9/11 will be allowed to read the names of their loved ones after all, at a separate Lower Manhattan ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of the terror attacks.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation — a nonprofit created in honor of fallen 9/11 FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller — announced Thursday that it is hosting its own in-person reading adjacent to Ground Zero.

The move comes after the National September 11 Memorial & Museum opted this year to play a recording of a past name-reading over coronavirus concerns.

Frank Siller, the CEO of Tunnel to Towers, blasted the idea of not carrying on the tradition.

“We have tremendous respect for the 9/11 museum and its leadership. However, not allowing families the opportunity to read the names of their loved ones robs this solemn ceremony of much of its significance,” Siller said in a statement.

“That is why we are committed to safely giving these families a chance to honor and remember their loved ones in their own voices,” said Siller.

Sally Regenhard, whose firefighter son Christian was killed on 9/11, hailed the announcement.

“I’m very grateful to the Siller foundation for stepping up and doing this, which will be such a comfort to the 9/11 families,” Regenhard told The Post.

“There’s absolutely no reason why the 9/11 memorial foundation made such a hurtful decision to prevent the families from reading their precious loved ones’ names.”

The Tunnel to Towers ceremony will be limited to 140 speakers and coronavirus-related safety measures will be in place.

Masks will be provided — and required — while social distancing will be enforced, the organization said.

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