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A 15-year-old girl who was among those reading the names of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks at the World Trade Center site, took the opportunity to send an anti-war message to President Barack Obama.

The girl has been identified as Brittney Cofresi, 15, of Brooklyn.

Her uncle, Salvatore Papasso, was killed during the 9/11 attacks.

"I was only three when you were taken from us, and we miss you very much. And President Obama please do not bring us to another war," said Cofresi during the 12th anniversary commemoration on Wednesday.

The teen took to Twitter after the ceremony to say she was now "famous."

“I’m famous guys honestly go look up 15-year-old girl asks Obama not to go to war while speaking at the 9/11 memorial.”

Some members of the girl's family were reportedly shocked she mentioned her uncle with whom she reportedly had an estranged relationship.

“We were all stunned. It was completely inappropriate to use this day for that. It was not the time nor the place for a political statement," Sal Jr.’s brother, Tom Papasso, told The NY Post.






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