Children play with a sea lion while visiting the St. Louis Zoo Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in St. Louis, MO.

Jose Sandoval, of New Britain, leads the Day of the Dead Festival parade, hosted by Unidad Latino en Accion at their workshop space off of Mill Street Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in New Haven. This year's 9th annual Day of the Dead Festival was dedicated to the living beings, flora and fauna that are facing extinction in the Amazon.

Colonel James Shelmerdine, a veteran of the Korean War, plays "Taps" in conclusion of the dedication ceremony of the Fallen Star Memorial Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at the Fallen Star Memorial at Goodwin College in East Hartford.

Nick Napoli pushes himself out of his wheelchair and into his adaptive ski as he prepares for his ski lesson at Ski Sundown Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in New Hartford. Napoli, 26, of Orange, was riding his dirt bike when his throttle became stuck and he was thrown off his bike which caused a severe spinal cord injury. He is now in a wheelchair after completing rehabilitation at Gaylord Hospital, and is in his second year of the adaptive skiing program at Ski Sundown.

Frank Beneski gets emotional while talking about the book his wife, Shelia, kept full of names of the people they met at games: coaches, players, friends, fans, media, etc., as he reflected on her memory at his home in Suffield on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

Santina Gianni looks out the window at her husband and daughters and they visit her during a scheduled window visit at Glastonbury Health Care Center Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Glastonbury.

A runner warms up before the New England's Finest 5k at Rentschler Field Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in East Hartford. The race was sponsored by the Hartford Marathon Foundation as part of a kickoff celebration for the Hartford Marathon, which will be virtual this year.

Tracy Zhang, of Farmington, harvests string beans from her small garden space off of Meadow Road in Farmington Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.
Ira Revels places a sunflower for her mother, Eloise Revels, and a Black Lives Matter flag at the altar at Sterling Street Sanctuary Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Hartford. "This is me remembering her sacrifices and calling on her for strength and guidance," Revels said of the placement of her mother's favorite flower. Local activist group CT Core held a community altar building and procession to honor the African Ancestors of the Middle Passage and those who survived. The procession will began at the river near Mortenson Riverfront Plaza in Hartford and then went to the Old State House, Heaven Skate Park and ended at Sterling Street Sanctuary. "Maafa" is a Kiswahili term meaning "great disaster" or "terrible occurrence." Descendants of stolen and enslaved Africans use the term Maafa instead of ‘transatlantic slave trade’ or ‘middle passage’ to accurately describe and honor our ancestors and histories. Maafa is also used to name rituals of remembrance and reverence of ancestors, the lives that continue to be compromised due to racism and oppression and to revere and celebrate resilience.​​​​​​​

CCSU linebacker Mike Mushaw, left, takes his helmet off of Eleanor, almost 2, as she's held by her mother, Jess, on the sidelines of Arute Field before the start of the game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. Mushaw donated a life-saving bone marrow transplant as part of the "Be the Match" initiative.

Theo Jackson, 7, is consoled by his father Jay Jackson as he suffers from being overwhelmed during a dolphin show at the National Aquarium Sept. 7, 2018, in Baltimore, MD.
Navi Hernandez, 3, smiles as she says goodbye to Lady Cuthill after a princes tea party at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Middlefield.

Geno Magsaysay, 6, waves an American flag at the conclusion of the United States District Court Eastern District of Missouri Southeastern Division's naturalization ceremony on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Jr., United States Courthouse in Cape Girardeau. Geno was born in America and is very excited his father is now an American citizen with him.

A family sits in a remote space without others around while enjoying time at Hammonasset Beach Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Madison.

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