Members of the Danville-Harrodsburg Area chapter of The Compassionate Friends, an international self-help support organization for families grieving the death of a child, will light candles Dec. 14 in an act of symbolic remembrance.
The candle lighting will be part of a special service at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, 339 W. Lexington Ave. in Danville. Gary Story, Heritage Hospice chaplain, will speak.
Annually tens of thousands of families, united in loss, light candles for one hour during the Worldwide Candle Lighting, held the second Sunday in December.
As candles burn down in one time zone, they are lit in the next, creating a virtual 24-hour wave of light as the observance continues around the world, warming the hearts of grieving parents, siblings and relatives everywhere.