Friday, December 12, 2014

National Children’s Memorial Day will be observed at Dunwoody High School on Sunday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m.

The 18th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting in observance of National Children’s Memorial Day will be observed in the Louis Nava Memorial Garden on Sunday, December 14th at 7:00p.m. The garden is located at Dunwoody High School at the base of the stairs that lead from the gym to the track, baseball and practice fields.

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

Every year, the parents of DHS Alumni Louis Nava and Doug Breffle hold a candle lighting ceremony at DHS as part of this worldwide event in memory of their sons, Louis and Doug.

Louis Nava was the victim of a shooting after being carjacked in 1999 when he was a student at Dunwoody High School and Doug Breffle was killed in a car accident in 2002.

All are welcome to join for an hour of quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten. See for more information. Contact Lisa Curtis,, with questions.

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