Landmarks around the nation on Thursday
night were lit purple to help celebrate Spirit Day.
The 4th annual Spirit Day
supports efforts to combat the bullying of LGBT teens.
Bright purple lights shined on the New
York Stock Exchange's magnificent columns and 16 foot high pediment
with symbolic figures, flooding two-thirds of the iconic building in
San Francisco City Hall, a Beaux-Arts
beauty with a 307-foot high dome, also took on a purple tint on
In Los Angeles, the LAX Pylon Lights
shined purple for airline passengers landing into the city to view.
Other landmarks also participated,
including The White House.
The White House's twitter account
messaged: “RT if you agree no child should have to face bullying
because of who they are – then learn how you can help:
Talk celebrates Spirit Day.)