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Annual Balloon Launch in Memory of our Children
The launch on May 12, 2004 brought us a surprise. Balloons were released in the lower parking lot at the beginning
of our meeting and a heart shaped cloud appeared which seemed as if the balloons soared towards our children
September 12, 2021
Annual Cherish Our Childrens Walk - A walk in memory of our children.
Our walk begins at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Avenue in Newington and we will walk
to our Christmas Box Angel Statue where we will hold a brief ceremony. Registration is at 12:00pm at the
Newington Memorial Funeral Home and the walk begins at 1:00pm (rain or shine). The walk is to honor the
children we love and have lost. Parents, relatives and friends who have experienced the death of a child of
any age are invited to walk with us. The walk is less than a mile and will end at the "Cherish Our Children
Angel Statue" at West Meadow Cemetery followed by a short program. Donations are encouraged to support
the endowed care of the Cherish our Children Angel Statue and site. If you have any questions, please don't
hesitate to contact Sharon Burns at
December 4, 2021
Holiday Remembrance - Join us in remembering those we love and have lost.
1PM at Burritt Hill Funeral Home, 332 Burritt Street, New Britain, CT
4PM at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Avenue, Newington, CT
Please come and share in this meaningful celebration of the people and the times that are important in our
lives. This program is complimentary and open to all. Reservations are recommended, please call 666-0600 or
If you would like a photograph of your loved one displayed on our big screen 'photo album' during our
Holiday Remembrance Service, please mail or bring the photo to the funeral home from now until the deadline
of Nov. 15th. Please put you loved one's name on the back along with your name and address, your photographs
will be returned.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to call.
December 6, 2021
Worldwide Children's Day - Candlelighting Ceremony
On December 6th of each year at 7PM a candlelight healing ceremony is held at the base of the Christmas
Box Angel in Newington, CT. After a few remarks, and a moment of silence, we then light candles in memory
of our children. All are welcome.
December 12, 2021
Waterbury Chapter Annual Tree Decorating - In memory of our children.
The Waterbury Chapter has an annual tree decorating and candle lighting followed by poems and memorial
readings at Roland Park in Waterbury. Ceremony starts at 4PM. Decorations should include animal / bird friendly treats.
December 12, 2021
Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting
...that their light may always shine.
TCF Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe as they light candles for one hour
to honor and remember children who have died. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands
of persons commemorate and honor children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and
Believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the Worldwide Candle Lighting creates a virtual
24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are
held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance
of children who have died, but will never be forgotten.
Waterbury TCF will have a special Candle Lighting Program on December 9th at 4:00 PM at Rowland Park.
All are invited, members and non-members, family and friends. Please bring an item to decorate the Christmas
tree at the park, an edible goody for the birds and squirrels, such as stringed Cheerios, dried fruit or store-bought
seed bells. We will light candles in our children’s honor along with inspirational readings.
Following the ceremony, many like to go for pizza at a local restaurant, as many find the TCF family comforting.
All are welcome. We hope that all can join so “that their light may always shine.”
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for more detailed information at the TCF National website.
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