Light the Sky butterfly release honors mothers who have lost child
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.