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More than 100 Attend The Compassionate Friends 16th Worldwide Candle LightingJerry Freeman Salem-News.com
Loved ones gather to honor those who passed.
(SALEM) - Communities across the globe joined in The Compassionate Friends 16th Worldwide Candle Lighting on December 9, 2012.
The organization's Salem Chapter held their candle lighting event on the Oregon state capitol steps.
The names of children who have passed were read aloud to a gathered crowd of more than 100 people.
Special music and poems accompanied the reading of names throughout the hour and candle lighting service. Some families brought pictures and small remembrances.
Organizers were sure to remind attendees that the event welcomes all family and friends including parents, grandparents, siblings, and others so they could honor those who are missed.
Names of Children who have passed that were read at the Salem event:
Terrance Ayers Hayden
Peyton Alexis Baxter
Anthony Chance Choate
Misty Dawn Dees
Max Lee DeLano
Jacom Easly Zachary
Jason Scott Fowler
Sonja Monique Garcia
Troy Austin Goodpasture
Grace Christian Gunderson
Jerusalem Sky Hartley
Jodie Christa Hatzenbihler
Dawson Harrison Hunt
Devin Tyler Hunt
Johanna Cherish Jamieson
Kathy Lavon Jeffers
Kevin Wayne Montgomery
Gabriel Lee Louthan
Joshua James McNamara
Teri Michele Muncrief
Kelly Lynn Nesmith
Cori Rae Sohn
Brian Shane Underwood
Glenda Kay Walton
Brenda Lee Weber
(Editor's note: if any of the names are incorrect, it is because they were translated from a document that had a few missing letters. Families, please advise if any misspellings are present and they will be corrected immediately, you can simply leave a comment at the bottom of this column, please accept our apologies.)
Learn more, visit: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/WCL_Misc/2012_services/OR.aspx
Edited by Tim King for Salem-News.com
_________________________________Jerry Freeman is part of a new generation of dedicated news photographers who entered the Internet news industry as a second career. He shares in common with many people who fulfilled their life dream of becoming a visual journalist. Joining the Navy at an early age, and the Oregon Army Guard a few years later, Jerry has a wide range of life experiences. He describes himself as “a truck driver with a new found passion to bear witness to the world’s events.”
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