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9/11 Commemoration To Promote Unity Day Before 10th Anniversary Of Attacks

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Construction continues at the World Trade Center site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Construction continues at the World Trade Center site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A special event aims to send the message that ten years after the Twin Towers came down, New York is still standing united.

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“Hand in Hand — Remembering 9/11″ will be held along the West Side waterfront this Sept. 10, the day before the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

People will stand, hand in hand, at 8:46 a.m., the time the first of two planes hit the World Trade Center.

Organizer Julie Menin says it’s a way for New Yorkers to feel a sense of unity with each other. The terror attacks killed more than 2,700 people in the city.

Menin says Hand in Hand participants can volunteer for service projects in the area.

A website where people can sign up is expected to go live on Thursday.

For more information visit handinhand911.org.

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