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Empty Arms Memorial

We will gather for a memorial ceremony and reception, the day before the official remembrance day for pregnancy and infant loss, to allow for as many people as possible to be involved in the event. This event is open to anyone mourning a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss, please feel free to share with family and friends. 

In honor of our children gone to soon, EABS invites you and your family to join us in lighting a personalized lantern for your baby or babies. We will meet from 3:00 - 4:00pm at the Christmas Box Angel Children’s Memorial within John Bator Park (50 Payson Ave Easthampton, MA- Parking available behind City Hall).  Reception to follow at Mill 180 Park, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. 180 Pleasant St. Easthampton, MA

In the event of inclement weather, the whole event will take place at Mill 180.
Please RSVP by October 1st to the Facebook Event here

October was initially declared Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan, who said:

"When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them.  This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world.  It is also meant to inform and provide resources for parents who have lost children due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, stillbirth, birth defects, SIDS, and other causes."

October 15 has since been established as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, with the observance of the International Wave of Light. The wave of light invites families, friends and loved ones that have been affected by a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss from around the world to join in honor and remembrance of their loved and longed for babies by lighting a candle on October 15 at 7:00 pm in all time zones.  Lighting begins in the first time zone and remains lit for a period of one hour.  The result is a continuous chain of light spanning around the globe for a 24-hour period illuminating the night in love and light in honor and remembrance of our children. 

Later Event: October 16
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