Hundreds Gather in Lower Manhattan to Hold Hands to Remember 9/11

Saturday, Sep 10, 2011  |  Updated 11:01 AM EDT
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Hundreds Hold Hands for 9/11 Remembrance

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People join hands and observe a moment of silence during a remembrance of 9/11 in Lower Manhattan in New York, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.

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Hundreds of people have gathered in lower Manhattan to hold hands in remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

   
Families, teenagers, and others clasped hands as a bell clanged at 8:46 a.m. Saturday to signify the time the first of two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center's North Tower. The group formed a straight line that snaked along the southern tip of Manhattan and through an exhibition of American flags, displayed to honor the dead.
   
After a moment of silence, the group broke into applause. Some people cried. Others-- including strangers--hugged.
   
Manhattan resident Dino Fusco brought his two daughters to the event. The 45-year-old father says it's important for them to pay their respects and to learn about the country's history, even when it's sad.
 

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