CORNWALL, Ontario – Candles were light on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Cornwall Cenotaph in honour of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
Oct. 15 is a day that is recognized annually and internationally for those children who died in infancy or during pregnancy.
Every year, on this date, those who grieve the loss of a child are encouraged to light a candle at 7 p.m. as a part of the global Wave of Light.
Penny Brown, an organizer of the event said that the Wave of Light was important for mothers who had suffered a miscarriage.
“If people ask I will light a candle for them,” she said. “Oct. 15 is so important to so many people because our babies deserve to be remembered and honoured. As a parent or family member we never forget. I’ve had nine miscarriages so it’s healing for me.”
Brown said about 10 individuals attended the event this year.