The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sun Splash Park, 611 S. Daytona Ave., Daytona Beach. The event 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 pm local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon. Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 23rd annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. This event started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance and has since swelled in numbers as word has spread throughout the world of the remembrance.
“In memory of all children who have died in our community and worldwide, so that their light continues to shine.” You and your family are invited to bring pictures, photo albums, letters or poems (if you’d like). Feel free to bring beach chairs, flashlights, and jackets! For more information, please contact Carol Fisher 386-793-1779 or [email protected], Co-Leader of The Compassionate Friends Volusia and Flagler Counties.