The Compassionate Friends candle lighting Dec. 9

Nov 27, 2012

Camden — A candle lighting service will take place Dec. 9 at Camden First Aid Association, 123 John St. in Camden. Please be there by 6:45 p.m. You are welcome to stay after for refreshments and fellowship.

Held annually the second Sunday in December, the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of people commemorate and honor children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious and political boundaries.

Believed to be the largest mass candle lighting, the Worldwide Candle Lighting creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves form time zone to time zone. For many of the years of the Worldwide Candle Lighting, the United States Senate has joined in its observance through the unanimous passage of resolutions declaring the second Sunday in December National Children's Memorial Day.

The Worldwide Candle Lighting gives bereaved families everywhere the opportunity to remember their child...that their light may always shine!

Please feel free to bring a photo of your child.

For more information call Linda Roden at 236-0617 or check out thecompassionatefriends.org.

 

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