EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMemorial Service Meant To Help Parents Cope With Loss Of Babies
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Videographer: Tim Rock
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 16, 2013 4:04 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Losing a baby is a tragic experience. On Tuesday, some of those who have experienced that loss were able to come together in Charleston and honor the memory of their children with a floating lantern service.
President Ronald Reagan made the proclamation that October is National Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness month in 1988. You can learn more about the memorial observance here.
It's for those who have lost a baby either due to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDs, prematurity or other causes.
Most suffer in silence and Tuesday night's memorial served as a way for some to come to terms with their loss.
"You don't want to forget, you just want to find peace and find a way and find the ability to celebrate the life, no matter how long it was," Forget Me Not Founder Stephanie Legg said.
The event was celebrated across the nation.
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