The theme for this year’s Lighting of the Lawn is “Finding Our Light.” Lighting of the Lawn was founded in the wake of the September 11th attacks to foster unity and inclusion in the UVA and Charlottesville communities and this original mission rings true today in LOTL’s twentieth year. While this year’s LOTL could not continue in its usual form, our committee has been inspired by the motto: making things special, not normal. We are determined to uphold this beloved tradition to bring some light to our community during what has been an uncertain and stressful year. For the first time in the history of the event, we are hanging lights on the north (street) side of the Rotunda. This new addition is symbolic of opening up Lighting of the Lawn to the entire Charlottesville community as well as anyone who is not or cannot be on Grounds this year. This year more than ever, it is important to look for the light in things. We hope you will join us in celebrating UVA and Charlottesville and that you will continue bringing light to friends and family throughout the holiday season!
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