If you would like to submit a picture or other tribute of/to your child for the slide show, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception to follow the service.
Having a crisis of faith or reexamining beliefs is not uncommon after the death of a child. As our world has become more interconnected, interfaith memorials and the many traditions they offer are, increasingly, a way for those isolated by tragedy to come together, foster a sense of community, and remember their beloved children.
In Silence & Solidarity
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016
Location: The Friends Meeting of Washington DC (Quakers)
2111 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-1912
Time: 4 p.m.
EVERMORE is hosting its inaugural interfaith memorial this fall in Washington, D.C. We will be welcoming and acknowledging any belief - going beyond religious norms and practices in order to cultivate a rich and memorable experience for families to honor their child. We are constructing a safe environment that goes beyond dialogue and religious practice to foster a sense of community and unity among all in attendance.
Second Annual October Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance at Congressional Cemetery's BabyLand c/o the DC PAIL Net
The evening of Saturday, October 15, 2016, starting at 5:00p - tables with goodies, with a candle lighting planned for sunset at approximately 6:15p.
Congressional Cemetery address:
1801 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003
*Please note that navigating to "Congressional Cemetery" likely will not put you at the main office entrance - as I found out first-hand!*
The Main Gate is to the Right of the Office entrance. You can push it open, as it will be unlocked.
Street parking is free according to posted signs; there is no dedicated parking for the Cemetery.
DC PAIL Net is supplying:
> Candles to light the way to BabyLand in the back of the grounds, once you enter the Main Gate. Please pass by the Chapel and head to the back, as another event will be happening there that night.
> Table of Goodies, featuring: DC PAIL Net stickers, bereavement broken heart pins c/o LLOST, bereavement support books, and tags to label flowers or other items you would like to leave on little ones' graves in memory of your child
You are encouraged to bring:
> Crafts or talents to share with the group! If you sing, sing a song in memory of your child. If you write, bring an item to read. If you create an art and/or craft, bring to share!
> Your dog(s)! This family event includes fur-babies, who are welcome ON LEASH in the Cemetery. This has been approved by the Office, but owners are responsible for their pets, including behavior and clean-up.
> One or more battery-operated candles for the 7pm Wave of Light
> A picnic blanket for your family, if desired, as the Cemetery encourages use as a park.
> Flowers to place on the young ones' graves there, with a note in memory of your child. ♥
> Bug spray. It will likely be cool, but if the mosquitos are still out they are rampant!
> If you are a leader of a local support group, hospital PNL committee, and/or provide other resources to the community, I encourage you to bring pamphlets, fliers, goodies from your group to share with other community members. This is the Net!
The October Pregnancy and Infant Loss event for the DC PAIL Net will be held the evening of Saturday, October 10th in "BabyLand" of Congressional Cemetery in DC, with space for any support group leaders, hospital leaders, and other professionals who provide service to the community to share info and network - with each other and with parents.
For parents, you'll be able to meet local bereavement support leaders and advocates and also honor your children with a candle lighting at dusk.
On-leash dogs are also welcome during the event!