Throwback of the Day: Hands Across America - I was there!

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Hands Across America was a benefit event and publicity campaign staged on Sunday, May 25, 1986 (which makes yesterday its 31st anniversary!) in which approximately 6.5 million people held hands in a human chain for fifteen minutes along a path across the contiguous United States.

I participated in Hands Across America when I was a kid in Philly.  Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I have no pictures to show that I did it.  I do remember My Mom on one side of me and a stranger on the other.  He smelled really bad and dressed liked it November.  I have no idea why he was dressed that way, but I was 7, so I didn't question it.

 
 

Even the hit ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs, did an episode with an homage to the benefit event.

 

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