Remember "Hands Across America?" I remember the big hooplah around it ... the commercials, the news coverage ... heck, there was even a song created for it. But, to be honest, I don't remember why it was done ... thank goodness for Wikipedia, right?
Here's what Wikipedia says: "Hands Across America was a benefit event and publicity campaign staged on Sunday May 25, 1986 in which approximately seven million people held hands in a human chain for fifteen minutes along a path across the continental United States. Participants paid ten dollars to reserve their place in line; the proceeds were donated to local charities to fight hunger and homelessness and help those in poverty."
I didn't take part in Hands Across America ... I guess I wish I would've or could've.
Here's a video promo for this: