In the days following March 15th, Aya Al-Umari journeyed to and from the hospital every day in the hope that her brother Hussein was alive. A vast wall of flowers lined her path. Six days after the attacks, Hussein was officially identified as one of the 51 victims who lost their lives.

The flowers and expressions of love offered Aya a moment of peace every day amidst the brutality and terror that the attacks injected into the world.

The physical flower wall is now gone, but the aroha remains. To share your aroha, leave a tribute at the Living Flowerwall here.

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