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“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.        …

Windsor “Walk of Light” Compelling 9/11 Tribute

Posted on September 16, 2011

Article & Photos by: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb    Windsor, Connecticut provided a compelling tenth anniversary commemoration, recreating its award-winning tribute to the victims of 9/11, “Walk of Light.” Drawing viewers from near and far, and replicated elsewhere, for the third time since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States, nearly 3,000 luminaries inscribed with the victim’s names, decorated and personalized by local students and civic groups lined Windsor’s historic town green. In resounding voice Rev. Robert L. Littlejohn, Jr., pastor from the Pilgrim Way Baptist Church, shared moving words with the crowd gathered on the green, “America the beautiful …. We ARE a great nation……in spite of our pain and loss we must NEVER quit …. we must NEVER give in……