Real Estate Lessons from Lisa Orme, Realtor®: Windsor Walk of Light - Windsor, CT - 9/11 Memorial Ceremony -

Windsor Walk of Light - Windsor, CT - 9/11 Memorial Ceremony -


9/11 Commemoration / Memorial Ceremony

Illuminated walkway


Date:  September 11, 2011

Time:  7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Windsor Town Green, Windsor, CT


On September 11, 2011, a community ceremony of remembrance and the Windsor Walk of Light will be held on the Windsor Town Green in front of the Windsor Town Hall.  This ceremony will be held to remember and honor all those who died in the terrorist attacks on this country which took place ten years ago on 9/11.

Following the short ceremony, you are invited to take a leisurely walk along the "Walk of Light".  As you walk along the sidewalks of the town green at dusk, your path will be illuminated by approximately 3,000 decorated paper luminary bags with glow sticks prepared by Windsor High School and Sage Park Middle School students and other Windsor residents. There is one bag for each of the 2976 people who lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and Flight 93.  Students researched the lives of these "fallen heroes" and custom designed each luminary bag with something of meaning representing the life of the one remembered on that bag.

September 11, 2001 was a tragic and historic event for this country with far-reaching effects and implications for this country as a whole and for many many of our citizens individually. It is estimated that 20% of all Americans knew someone who was hurt or killed in these attacks.  This is a great opportunity for parents to reflect on this event with their young children and to discuss with them what it is that makes a "hero". 

*A few 9/11 facts

Four commercial airplanes were hijacked by 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists in the 9/11 attacks

343 Firemen and 15 EMTs/Paramedics lost their lives in the September 11 attacks

23 NYPD and 37 Port Authority Police Officers died as a result of the 9/11 attacks

44 people died on United Airlines Flight 93 as passengers attempted to re-take control of the aircraft over Pennsylvania. These heroes prevented an attack on Washington DC

1300 children were orphaned as a result of the 9/11 attacks

90 different countries lost citizens in the attack on the World Trade Center. Even so, over 2600 of those lost were Americans.

6,294 people were treated in NYC hospitals for injuries sustained in the WTC attacks

* 9/11 facts obtained from a number of online sources including Wikipedia and New York Magazine.


For more information on Windsor's WALK OF LIGHT on September 11, 2011, call 860-285-1835 or visit the Town of Windsor WALK of LIGHT website for a diagram of the Town Green area and details on the Walk of Light ceremony..

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Comment balloon 7 commentsLisa Orme • September 06 2011 11:02PM


Gonna be a memorable day Lisa.

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) about 6 years ago

Amazing to see stats again. Who knows what long term damage will be done that we can't quantify. Would like to see a list of all of the ways people have chosen to honor those affected.

Posted by Nan Jester, Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery (Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL ) about 5 years ago

Wow I would like to do that some day.


Posted by Joe LaVallie, 111363 (HomeStreet Bank) about 5 years ago

I imagine that will be beautiful, I can picture the scene. Lovely idea

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 5 years ago
Hi Lisa, we are with you in remembering this horrific day.
Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) about 5 years ago

I like the idea of the walk of light to remember those who lost their lives eleven years ago.  It seems like yesterday.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) about 5 years ago

That sounds like a beautiful way to pay tribute to the brave souls that day. Thank you for sharing, I didn't know this was done.

Posted by Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta (Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765) about 5 years ago