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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Facebook remembers 9/11 anniversary with app, concert coverage


Jody Masquefa of Yorba Linda, Calif., puts flags in the ground at the Eastside Christian Church in Fullerton, Calif., where a memorial to those killed in the 9/11 attacks from 10 years ago was being built Sunday Aug. 28, 2011. (MICHAEL GOULDING, - AP)
Facebook is recognizing the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in two ways: by carrying a live stream of a tribute concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this evening and by providing a way to let people share their memories of that day on its social network.

In partnership with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and social marketing platform Involver, Facebook launched a Web app Thursday that asks people to share how they are remembering the 9/11 attacks. From the app, users will also be able to update their profile pictures to show they are remembering the attacks. Users are also able to dedicate their statuses to a specific individual lost on 9/11 or to the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks.

The site is also carrying live Webcasts of the Kennedy Center’s memorial concert Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., Eastern, on the fan pages for the arts center and on the page for concert co-sponsor The New Republic.

(Washington Post Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Donald E. Graham is a member of Facebook’s board of directors.)

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