Hundreds of people will gather at 5 p.m. Sunday at Silver Springs Cemetery in Stow at The Christmas Box Angel of Hope Children's Memorial to honor the memory of a beloved child or children. Families and friends will participate in a special candle lighting ceremony of remembrance and hope at the holidays.
The Stow candle lighting is always held in conjunction with the Worldwide Candle Lighting, an event originated by the Compassionate Friends, a national organization that helps bereaved parents.
Candles will be lit for one hour in all time zones, starting in New Zealand at 7 p.m., for a full 24-hour wave of light.
Those who have lost a child may attend this special remembrance at the Angel of Hope Children's Memorial. Silver Springs Cemetery is located at 5080 Stow Road. Candles will be provided. Those attending may bring flowers in memory of their child or children.
A gold plated Angel of Hope ornament is available through the website for $15. All proceeds from this ornament fund the Angel of Hope Children's Memorial. Visit the website at www.christmasboxangelofhopestowohio.com.
Memorial bricks continue to be sold throughout the year at a cost of $100, with placement at the memorial in the spring and fall. Order forms are available through the website, at the memorial, or by calling call Sara Ruble at 330-689-1089 for further information.