That’s what it’s called. Even though it is actually a visualization of death. See, each light on this tree represents a life lost on a North Carolina road in the past year. Those who died in an alcohol-related fatality are represented by red lights. This tree has 1453 lights and 440 red lights.
This tree with its tragic lights is on the grounds of the capitol each December. And each year our family stops and looks and reads the numbers and feels the sadness and thinks about the people and the families behind each lightbulb. It’s powerful.