This morning at 8:46 a.m., thousands of people formed a human chain from the tip of Lower Manhattan along the waterfront to past the World Trade Center site for the event Hand In Hand, Remembering 9/11.

Lower Manhattan's Community Board 1 sponsored the gathering to give the public "a simple and meaningful way" to "show their respect for those who have been lost and show their determination to stand connected in unity as we continue to look toward the future of Lower Manhattan and our city." Participants also left messages on a Wall of Remembrance in Battery Park, some of which will be displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.