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Jeb Bush to attend 9/11 observance in New Hampshire

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Jeb Bush will be in Londonderry, N.H., on Friday morning to participate in a remembrance ceremony marking the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Bush will be attend the September 11th Observance on the Londonderry town commons in New Hampshire at 8:30 a.m., where he is scheduled to make brief remarks and will then read out the names of some of the 2,977 victims.

The official start of the ceremony will be at 8:46 a.m. when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. According to a press release from the American Legion Post 27, Bush will be joined by members of American Legion Post 27, invited guests, students, and members of the general public, who will also take turns reading aloud the victims’ names. The ceremony is expected to last just over 3 hours, concluding around 12 noon.

Bush was in the middle of his first term as governor of Florida when the attacks occurred. His brother, former President George W. Bush, was in Sarasota, Fla., on the morning when the World Trade Center was attacked by Al Qaeda.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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