The Compassionate Friends of Southwest Georgia will be participating in the 27th annual Worldwide Candlelighting Service in memory of children who are gone too soon on Sunday, December 10th.
The event will be held at the Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge, along the Tinsel Trail. Attendees are requested to arrive by 6:30 p.m. as all candles are to be lit at 7 p.m.
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting on the second Sunday in December 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.
Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the annual Worldwide Candle Lighting (WCL), 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. TCF’s WCL 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.
Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held, and thousands of informal candle lightnings are conducted in homes, as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died and will never be forgotten.