Pet Remembrance Candle Lighting Ceremony
Now that we are fostering a dog I meet local families at adoption day each weekend and some have shared stories of recently losing a pet. I tear up when I hear them. Our wonderful vet is involved in a Pet Remembrance Candle Lighting Ceremony in Leesburg next week, and I offered to help get the word out. The event will be held at St. James’ Episcopal Church (14 Cornwall Street NW Leesburg 20176) at 6:00 P.M. on Friday March 5th. The deadline to include your pet’s photo in the slideshow has passed, but you and your family can still attend to remember a pet together and put a picture of your pet on the Memory Board. Here are some details straight from the flier:
This year market he 5th International Pet Remembrance Candle Lighting Ceremony. Pet lovers in Loudoun County first participated in this ceremony in 2009. Please join us once again to help continue the tradition in honoring all beloved pets who have passed on, are lost, or have been separated from their family.
Join us in the Fellowship Hall of St. James’ Episcopal Church at 6:00pm for light refreshments, to hear readings and music, and to enjoy inspirational thoughts from our special guest, the Reverend Bonnie J. Berger. Rev. Berger is an interfaith minister, spiritual life coach, and hospital chaplain who is excited to help build this tradition in celebrating the human-animal bond! The candle lighting ceremony will occur at 7:00 pm. All human members of your family are invited to attend but please leave your four-legged family members at home!
Feel free to bring a picture of your pet along to be included on the Memory Board.
If you cannot attend our ceremony, please feel free to e-mail us your pet’s name and picture so he or she can still be included in the slide show. We also encourage you to join us at home by lighting a candle for one hour at 7:00 pm. We hope you will find comfort knowing that other pet lovers worldwide will also be lighting a candle on the same date, in memory of their lost pets!
If you have questions you can reach Dr. Krisi Erwin of the Leesburg Veterinary hospital at this email address.