Sunday, December 12, 2010

Candle Lighting Second Sunday in December in Honour of Beloved Children

Candles are lit at the site of the Boys in Red tragedy on the one year anniversary, January 12, 2009.

For the 14th year in a row, candles will be lit on the second Sunday in December to honour beloved children who are no longer with us. 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, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.