Thank you all for participating in TRU’s second annual “Take Flight” Butterfly Release and Memorial. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic and the shift to safe, independent butterfly releases, we had 140 participants (not including family and friends), and 367 butterflies were released! Whether you made a donation, joined the virtual program, picked up and released a butterfly for a loved one, or all three, we hope you had a meaningful experience. Please enjoy this compilation of your photos and videos:
A silver lining to the challenges presented this year was the opportunity for each family to choose where, how, and with whom to release their butterflies. Some did so at the cemetery; others in their own back yards. One participant shared, “Such a well organized event, and for our family with no funeral options at this time, it was extremely meaningful and helpful.” Another told us, “I looked so forward to this humbling day; my butterfly was so beautiful and so ready to fly away to live its life just like (my loved one) was ready to live his new life. Thank you so much for giving me this moment.”
Again, thank you. Our hearts are with you all.