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Following is a letter from Julie Menin, Chairperson of The City of New York, Manhattan Community Board 1:
In the spirit of the fellowship and unity that brought New York together in the wake of the September 11 attacks, Community Board 1 invites you to join us for Hand in Hand -- Remembering 9/11 as we stand together to show our resilience, unity and remembrance.
On Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at 8:46am, we will commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, when thousands of people will grasp hands to form a human chain along the waterfront from the tip of Lower Manhattan heading north. We then encourage you to visit historic Battery Park where you can post a message or memento on our Wall of Remembrance, portions of which will be displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum for years to come. In addition, downtown non-profits will be hosting special community service projects throughout our neighborhood and we invite you to get involved and volunteer in the community.
COME JOIN US AS WE LINK HANDS IN UNITY AND REMEMBRANCE.
Participation in the event is free, but you must pre-register through this site. Once logistics are finalized, we will contact you prior to the event with instructions on which Check-In station to report to on the morning of September 10th to be assigned your place in the chain.
I hope you will join us as we stand hand in hand to remember, reflect and unite.
I hope you will join us.
Julie Menin | Chairperson