Remembrance

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Webcams have been switched on at the Statue of Liberty during a ceremony marking the monument's 125th anniversary.  The Internet-connected cameras will let viewers gaze out at New York Harbor and see visitors on the grounds below.

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Statue of Liberty Live WEBCAM

 

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Steve Jobs

February 24, 1955- October 5, 2011

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.  Steve was a dear friend and mentor to many Apple employees around the world.  

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Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. 

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Discussion about gay teen suicide has swelled in the US and accross the world after the death of 14-year-old New York native Jamey Rodemeyer, who reportedly took his own life following years of cruel taunts from peers over his sexual orientation.  Who is to blame? What needs to be done about the problem?  Community of Lights has been a strong supporter of the Trevor Project for the prevention of gay teen age suicide. Jamey recorded a "It Get's Better" message on Youtube four months before taking his life. In his May recording, Jamey had said: "Just love yourself and you're set. And I promise you, It'll get better." 

In Loving Memory

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Jamey Rodemeyer

Watch his May Youtube video

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Tears flowed and bells tolled at Ground Zero as Americans marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in a rare moment of unity for a country still shaken by the horrific terror strikes. Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush accompanied by First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush stood together in New York for the main ceremony at the site of the destroyed Twin Towers.  The September 11, 2001 terrorist attack killed an estimated 3,557 Individuals. Many rescuers and first respondents are still suffering the physical and emotional consequences of this horrific attack.

1,609+ People Lost a Spouse/Partner

3,051+ Children Lost Parents  

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Live Webcam From Ground Zero

Take a look at  9/11 Memorials 

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Lucille Désirée Ball

(August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)

An American Icon, comedian, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of one of the most successful sitcoms of all times: I Love Lucy.