Group plans annual remembrance ceremony

By From page A3 | November 20, 2012

VACAVILLE — Those who have lost children will gather to remember and honor their loved ones in a special ceremony early next month.

The ceremony takes place annually on the second Sunday of December as part of a worldwide observance to unite family and friends, who light candles for an hour to honor and remember children who have died from any cause.

The Solano County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will host the local candle-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at The Hampton Inn and Suites at 800 Mason St. in Vacaville. The ceremony will feature music, readings, poems and refreshments. Participants are invited to bring a picture of their lost loved one for display on one of the remembrance tables.

For more information about The Compassionate Friends and the ceremony, contact Vesta Thompson at 434-8515 or [email protected] The organization also has a website, www.compassionatefriends.org.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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