Friday, December 12, 2008

National Children's Memorial Day - Candle Lighting Sunday at DHS

National Children's Memorial Day happens every year on the second Sunday of December and is observed internationally to honor the 80,000 children who die each year. 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 National Children's Memorial Day will be recognized on December 14th and a special Dunwoody candle lighting service will be held at

Sunday, December 14th, 2008 at 6:45 p.m.
Dunwoody High School
5035 Vermack Rd.
Dunwoody, Georgia

(LGN Memorial Park - behind the high school.) We will be gathering beginning at 6:45p.m. for the candle lighting to begin at 7:00p.m. Candles will be provided or you may bring your own. If you are unable to attend a candle lighting service, please remember our children by lighting a candle in your home. Because they lived, there is more love in the world than there would have been without them. And for them, that was the reason above all others for the gift of life.

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