Dec 11, 2010

Worldwide Candle Lighting


The Worldwide Candle Lighting is sponsored by The Compassionate Friends.

If you haven't heard about this event, I think you will find it to be a lovely idea. At 7:00 p.m., on the second Sunday in December, we are asked to light a candle and keep it burning for one hour to honor and remember all children who have died at any age from any cause. As one community after another around the world lights their candles at 7:00 p.m., their time, it will create a virtual wave of light moving from one time zone to another, circling the globe for a 24 hour period. This wave of light signifies that the light of a child's life goes on and on and will never be forgotten.

This event, which is believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, is a gift of friendship, love, and understanding to all people around the world who have suffered the loss of a child. It continues to grow in support every year. You can light candles in your own home or you can find a list of local Candle Lighting Services here.

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