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Candlelight Vigil To Be Held For 9/11 Families At Eisenhower Park Following Death Of Osama Bin Laden

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Workers hangs an American flag on a building under construction at the World Trade Center May 2, 2011.  (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers hangs an American flag on a building under construction at the World Trade Center May 2, 2011. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Long Island park will be the site of a candlelight vigil for 9/11 victims following the death of Osama bin Laden.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano says Eisenhower Park in East Meadow will be kept open until 10 p.m. Monday.

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Over 100 families, friends and local resiednts will gather at 8 p.m. Monday to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Nassau County’s 9/11 memorial features two semi-transparent aluminum towers represent the World Trade Center. It contains two pieces of trade center steel.

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The memorial honors the 344 Nassau County residents who lost their lives during the attacks on the World Trade CEnter.

The county will provide candles for anyone who wants to participate.

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