September Eleventh Families March For Peaceful Tomorrows

from Newsday
More than 1,000 demonstrators carrying flowers, flashlights and glow sticks in paper bags solemnly marched from Union Square to Ground Zero Wednesday night and formed a "circle of hope" where 2,792 people lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

The silent vigil, which included no political speeches, placards or organization signs, was dedicated to peace and the memory of the victims. For safety reasons, candles also were banned. A flute player led the marchers, some holding pictures of the fallen.

The two-hour march and encirclement ceremony ended at 9:45 p.m. with the pealing of a St. Paul Chapel bell driven to the site on the back of a trailer.