Remembering 9/11: Hundreds Gather For Somber Sunrise Ceremony On Long Island

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

LIDO BEACH, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — More than 1,000 people gathered in Lido Beach on Long Island on Friday morning for a somber sunrise ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The men and women were standing apart socially distancing, but their hearts were one as they remembered those lost on that day.

Among those at the Town of Hempstead's ceremony was Phil Alvarez, whose brother, retired NYPD Detective Lou Alvarezfought until his death for extended health benefits for 9/11 first responders.

Lou Alvarez died last June of 9/11-related cancer.