Grieving Parents Support Group, Hattiesburg Convention Commission, and Forrest General Hospital are partnering to present Light Up the Night in observance of National Children’s Memorial Day and Worldwide Candle Lighting Day on Sunday, December 8. The candle lighting will take place at Lake Terrace Convention Center at 6 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m. and the candle lighting to follow at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
This event is free and open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a child or family member this holiday season. Families are encouraged to attend together to honor their loved ones. Forrest General chaplains and counsellors from Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services will be available for those who would like to share or need more information about community resources.
This event is held in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, which was started by The Compassionate Friends 22 years ago.