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Photo by Jacqueline Bennett  The 15th anniversary “Walk of Light” 2016 will be held this Sunday in Windsor, Connecticut.

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com (Photos from 2011)

 

009It 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”.

 

"Walk of Light" 2011.

“Walk of Light” 2011.

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.

 

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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.

 

 

Enia Jubrey with students researching the victims of 9/11 in order to decorate luminaries for the 2011 "Walk of Light".
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Enita Jubrey with Windsor, Connecticut students researching the victims of 9/11 in order to decorate luminaries.

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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.

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Community members insert the glowsticks.

Community members insert the glow sticks.

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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.

 

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