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Yahoo! to hold Digital Moment of Silence commemorating 10-year anniversary of 9/11

The Upshot

Business as usual on Yahoo! will come to a stop during a "Digital Moment of Silence" to be observed this coming September 11, the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.

Service on our site will be interrupted for one minute. Users will be invited to reflect on the victims of the attack and invited to publish their own 9/11 stories on Yahoo! for others to see.

The Digital Moment of Silence is part of an overall 10-year anniversary event co-produced by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (9/11 Memorial) and Yahoo! News. It will include a co-branded 9/11 memorial microsite, profiles of Americans whose lives were transformed by the event, and tools for users to tell their own stories. These will be published on Yahoo! for posterity.

[How did 9/11 change you? Share your story with Yahoo! readers.]

The 9/11 Memorial organization's mission is to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11. A physical memorial located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex will open to the public on September 12.

[Donate: To the 9/11 Memorial and Museum effort]

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