In 1988, Ronald Reagan declared October as National Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month. Since that time, many special events have been created to celebrate those lives no longer with us.
The 4th Saturday in October is our annual Day of Remembrance. It is for anyone who has been touched by the loss of a child of any age. The ceremony is held in The Children’s Park of Tyler and includes a roll call of all the children represented, brief words on grief, special musical selections and concludes with a live butterfly release. T-shirts can be pre-ordered with all the children’s names represented listed on the back.
Each family is presented with a Batten-burg lace angel with their child’s name. As each child’s name is called out loud, the family places the angel on a specific tree in the park and then collects it at the end of the ceremony to take home as a keepsake.