We encourage all families to bring a white flower to the Angel, say your child’s name, and lay your flower at the base of the Angel. What a wonderful way to bring your child into your Christmas celebrations. The glowing ice candles represent the twenty new memorial tiles placed this year on the Wall of Love.
The "Angel of Hope Children’s Memorial Park," in Virginia, Minnesota, is part of a national and international network of memorial parks that provide a place of comfort and hope to parents, family members and friends who grieve the loss of a child. There are currently more than 120 Angel of Hope monuments in the United States, Canada and Japan. Eight are in Minnesota: Maple Grove, Chanhassen, Perham, Spicer, Fergus Falls, Grand Rapids, Duluth and Virginia.
The tradition of the Christmas Box Angel came about because of the book The Christmas Box, by Richard Paul Evans.
This year, because of the pandemic, Richard Paul Evans will host this event from his home in Salt Lake City. All are invited to visit the Angel this year and listen to Richard Paul Evans virtually on Facebook Live on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 8 PM CST. The link to watch the live Facebook event is https://fb.me/e/cHOTYALN6
The live Facebook event will also be available to watch on Virginia Public Access Channel No. 5. This event will also be recorded and the video will be available to watch on our website sometime after the event.
The Angel of Hope Children’s Memorial Park is on the South shore of Silver Lake, between 8th & 9th Avenues on 3rd Street South.
Please visit our website to review videos of previous events. www.childrensmemorialparkmn.org
For questions, contact Cheryl & Scott Weappa 218-749-5642.