“Walk of Light” in Windsor, Connecticut to Commemorate 15th Anniversary of 9/11
Posted on September 9, 2016
Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com (Photos from 2011)
It is hard to believe that this Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Among the commemorations being held across the country, the town of Windsor, Connecticut will host the “Walk of Light”.
In memory of the souls lost to the attack, approximately 3,000 paper luminaries will line the historic Windsor Town Green located in Windsor, Center. Decorated by local students and community members, each bag has been inscribed with the name of an individual whose life was taken. As dusk falls, glow sticks will illuminate the bags creating a seemingly endless flow of light spanning the green.
Free and open to the public, the “Walk of Light” provides an opportunity to stroll the green and reflect. From 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. a ceremony will take place at the green to honor the “fallen heroes”. The green will remain illuminated until 9:00 p.m.
This is not the only anniversary “Walk of Light” hosted by Windsor. Each one has been organized by Enita Jubrey, assistant to the town manager. Jubrey suggested the luminaries for the original tribute.
Community involvement has played a big role in each commemoration from researching the victims in order to decorate the luminary bags, to inserting the glow sticks on commemoration day.