Leesburg community set to honor beloved lost pets in annual Pet Remembrance Ceremony
What can we do to honor our pets’ lives? And to deal with our grief?
One of the most important things we can do is seek comfort from those who share our feelings and understanding of the human-animal bond. Here in Loudoun County, we are fortunate to have an annual Pet Remembrance Candlelight Ceremony. This special event provides a safe haven for us to express all of the feelings that come with the loss of a pet. Here we listen to readings of stories and poems about our faithful companions. We cry, we laugh, we hug, and most importantly, we share our grief with people who understand and care.
This year’s Pet Remembrance Candlelight Ceremony will be held on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 7:00 (doors open at 6:30pm), St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall Street NW, Leesburg. One of the most special portions of the event is the Roll of Honor, a slide show and reading of the names of our pet angels. To have your beloved pet included in the Roll of Honor, please submit a jpeg image to Dr.Krisi Erwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’ve lost a beloved companion this year and want to remember their life in a loving, supportive environment, we encourage you to attend the ceremony. To have your beloved pet included in the Roll of Honor, please submit a jpeg image to Dr.Krisi Erwin at email@example.com. This year, donations will be taken to help support our local pet pantry.
For more information, please visit their website or the event’s Facebook page.