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Worldwide Candle Lighting

December 9th, 2012 -

MEDIA CONTACTS:    Kenneth Giek or Bruce Troy - 845-758-5042
NOVEMBER 6, 2012

RHINEBECK: Burnett & White Funeral Homes of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends, will be holding their 9th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony for anyone in the Hudson Valley area who would like to remember a child who has died. This year the ceremony will be on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 7:00PM in Rhinebeck.

The death of a child, sibling, or grandchild, no matter their age, changes the world for their families and friends, and that world will never be the same again. To help those who have suffered the loss of a child, The Compassionate Friends will be once again holding a WORLDWIDE CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY. This year will mark the 16th anniversary of the original candle lighting.

Candles will be lit at 7PM local time and they will burn for one hour. Candles are first lit at 7PM just west of the International Dateline, and an hour later in the next time zone, creating a 24-hour wave of light around the world to remember all children who have died, no matter their age or origin.

Those wishing to participate should come to Burnet & White Funeral Home, 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, at 6:45 PM on Sunday, Dec. 9th. The lighting of candles will begin at 7PM, followed by a time for sharing memories and fellowship. A remembrance table will be available, and those who attend are encouraged to bring photos and memorabilia to display as well as letters, poems, music or favorite readings to share.

Whether attending or not, everyone is welcome to write a memorial message in our online guest book at Entries will be forwarded to The Compassionate Friends for inclusion in their Book of Remembrance.

For additional information please contact either of the Burnett & White Funeral Homes. In Rhinebeck call 845-876-3193, or in Red Hook call 845-758-5042.