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Candle-lighting ceremony remembers children who have died


Everett Johnson

Evangelical Free Church's Pastor Doug Birky addresses the crowd Sunday night at the Compassionate Friends candle-lighting ceremony.

The group "Compassionate Friends" group held a candle-lighting ceremony Sunday night at Evangelical Free Church to honor children who have died.

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting 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. Candles were lit at 7 p.m. local time.

"The Compassionate Friends is a group for people and families who have lost children," said event organizer Randy Flamig. "We have a candle-lighting service that is worldwide. We do t...

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