Monday, November 26, 2012

National Children's Memorial Day Candle Lighting Service

National Children's Memorial Day happens every year on the second Sunday of December and is observed internationally. Families around the world light candles at 7 p.m. in their corresponding time zones. 

As candles burn down in one time zone, they are lighted in the next, creating a 24-hour wave of light that encircles the globe. This remembrance ceremony provides the world with lit candles for an entire 24 hour period in order to honor the children we have lost, the children who lived and died, and who, even in death, continue to matter. 

This year the date is December 9, 2012. 

 The candle lighting service will be held at Temple Chai 
4645 E. Marilyn Road Phoenix, AZ 85032. 

The service will begin at promptly 6:30 pm. NCMD is hosted this year by the attendees of the Third Annual "Surviving the Holidaze" Workshops. We invite you, your family and friends to join us in honoring all the children who have died too soon by lighting a candle in their memory. 

You are also welcome to bring a few items of your child to share at the memorial tables. 

 A festival of desserts following. Please bring your favorite dessert in memory of your child.


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