Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil
The annual candlelight vigil at the Angel of Hope Monument in St. Charles, Missouri, will be held each year on December 6, at 7 p.m. The vigil occurs on December 6 at 7 p.m. at all Angel Monuments around the country, and is a beautiful ceremony to remember children who have died. It is tradition to bring a white flower and candle to the ceremony.
About the Angel and Memorial Bricks
Tranquil, beautiful, Ben Rau Memorial Garden in Blanchette Park, St. Charles, Missouri is home to the Angel of Hope. The angel’s face is that of a child, its arms raised, as a child waiting to be lifted. The word HOPE is inscribed seven times on the statue. The angel monument was inspired by the book The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans, and is a place for parents to grieve and heal.
The Angel of Hope is an exact replica of the Christmas Box Angel statue, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and stands as a symbol of hope for all parents who have experienced the death of a child. To honor our children’s memories, memorial bricks are placed around the base of the Angel of Hope as well as the walkways that lead to the statue. According to park officials, the Angel is visited every hour of every day.
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