Homecoming week is one of the oldest, most revered traditions. We have not had one since September 2019. That was long enough. So many great people came together to make sure that this year, this was one tradition that would not be again postponed.
Perhaps the most iconic of Homecoming activities is the bonfire. Maybe even more so than the Homecoming football game. There is something deeply symbolic about the bonfire, steeped as it is in the primal, mesmerizing quality of gathering in the night to watch the flames grow and reach into the sky.
Each bonfire is unique and each carried with it a significance, and the one lit on Thursday night, September 9 was no exception. Perhaps it marked and ending and a new beginning. Whatever it was, everyone there looked at the flames and carried away something special.