Vigil For Bereaved Parents Will Be Held At The Duluth Angel Of Hope Statue
DULUTH, Minn. — This annual vigil brings a sense of peace to those who are silently suffering among us.
No parent should ever have to bury their child, but more often than not, that seems to be the case. A yearly vigil that honors the lives of children who have passed away, and the loved ones they left behind is taking place a week from now to help remember them.
“It’s one of those things where it’s really nice to have people to share your story with cause we just want to jeep talking about our children all the time to keep their memory alive,” Debbie Davis, The Event Organizer and a bereaved parent herself, said.
This vigil is normally held in December for worldwide candle lighting day, which remembers children who have passed. But, the Duluth organization is having an additional event this year after having to postpone 2020’s. And with October being Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, it seems like the appropriate time. Having a safe place to grieve among others, and remember the lives of those they loved unconditionally is something these parents need.
“We just want to support other parents to let people know they’re not alone, and that even though grief is a journey, and I always say it’s a journey, it’s not a destination, that through our journey we can find other people who have survived,” Davis said.
The vigil will take place around the Angel of Hope statue on October 17th at 6 p.m. and the group is selling t-shirts and candles this year to raise money towards the Compassionate Care Fund, which will provide families money to order a brick in memory of their loved one.