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Light the Sky butterfly release honors mothers who have lost child

Organizers of the ceremony say each year is an opportunity for them to support, embrace and encourage each other -- and others who have endured the life changing loss.

May 15, 2023, 11:39 AM

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Yonkers celebrated the 7th annual Light the Sky Butterfly Release ceremony this weekend. The ceremony was hosted by the organization 'Mother 2016' outside Yonkers City Hall Plaza.           
The mothers are a group of women who have lost a child under various circumstances. "The women here relive a moment the loss of a child which is something that most of us couldn't even fathom. I admire your courage, your will, your resilience...to get up every day and just do life after such a great loss," says Mayor Mike Spano. Organizers of the ceremony say each year is an opportunity for them to support, embrace and encourage each other -- and others who have endured the life changing loss.


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