Published: Sep 11, 2012 6:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) - Only relatives will read victims' names at today's 9/11 ceremony in New York, and government figures won't be speaking today.
 
When president of the National Sept. 11 Memorial Joe Daniels announced the decision in July, he said it was "honoring the victims and their families in a way free of politics."
 
But President Barack Obama will be attending a ceremony today at the Pentagon and Vice President Joe Biden is expected to speak at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa.