Every year at the end of the fall semester the Charlottesville and UVa communities come together for a night of spectacular lights, exciting performances, and remembrance. This is the Lighting of the Lawn, and it has been going on since 2001 as a response to the 9/11 Twin Towers tragedy. In the wake of UVa’s own tragedy of losing Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler, and D’Sean Perry as well as the several shootings that happened nationwide shortly after, an event celebrating our community’s strength couldn’t have come at a better time. The glowing numbers one, fifteen, and forty-two illuminated the right side of the Rotunda in reverence to the friends, sons, and members of UVa lost. Their jersey numbers on the wall were a joyful reminder that they were still with UVa and that their glowing presence has not left.