TO THE EDITOR: Our 11th Candlelight Vigil took place on Friday, Dec. 6, in the shadow of the trees and a quaint chapel in Riverview Cemetery, with a statue of the dove-winged angel watching over the cemetery.
Chazy was the 40th angel to be erected, and there are now 123 angels throughout the nation.
Pam Moser welcomed everybody, Pastor Steve Loan said prayers, Luke Moser read the poem, and others who made this possible were John and Jamie Martin, Ray and Valerie Rivera, Debbie Olds, Tom Trombly and the Town of Chazy.
Songs were “Angel of Hope,” “Light a Candle” (both written especially for the vigil), “To Where You Are” and “If I Could Have Something for Christmas.”
We thank you all for your contribution to the vigil.
Many families gathered to remember their “little angels.” The candles were lit by those who felt great sadness and emptiness but with hope that the annual vigil will bring a little consolation at this time of year.
White flowers were laid at the angel, and names of those who had passed were announced by the families. After the service, people went back to the Town Hall for hot chocolate, cookies, fellowship and to write their loved one’s name in the Remembrance Book.
Please remember that our Christmas Box Angel of Hope Vigil is always at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Riverview Cemetery, Route 9, Chazy.
2014 will be the 20th anniversary of the Christmas Box, and Richard Paul Evans has promised it will be a memorable one.
May we take this opportunity of wishing you all a very peaceful and healthy new year.
If you have any questions regarding the Christmas Box Angel of Hope, please call Pam Moser 846-8304 or Diane Trombly 846-7818.
TO THE EDITOR: Just over a year ago, my father died from Alzheimer’s disease.