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On December 6th, at 7:00 p.m. G.A.R. Cemetery will hold their 3rd annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony at our Angel of Hope statue which is located on cemetery grounds. The 3rd gate, which is the furthest northern entrance is where you will enter. We will have some lighting in place for easier visibility.
The Christmas Box Angel statue was introduced to the world in the book The Christmas Box, a worldwide bestseller by author Richard Paul Evans. In the book, a woman mourns the loss of her child at the base of an angel monument. Though the story is mostly fiction, the angel monument once existed but is speculated to have been destroyed. The new angel statue was commissioned by Richard Paul Evans in response to reports that grieving parents were seeking out the angel as a place of healing. The Angel is made of bronze and stands 4' 3" tall and has a wingspan of 5' 2" and stands upon a 4' solid granite base. If you look closely you can find on the angel's right wing, the word "hope".
We at G.A.R. believe that everyone is someone’s child, so, we invite one and all to join us at this special remembrance ceremony. All attendees will be invited to place a white carnation provided by G.A.R. Cemetery, at the base of the angel statue, and if they wish, the name of their loved one may be read aloud.
“Coping with the tragedy of losing a child is an indescribable journey of survival. We at G.A.R. Cemetery hope that the candlelight remembrance ceremony will give our families a special moment to remember their child. We want all to come that may benefit from the support and healing that we hope to extend.” ~Nancy Bro, G.A.R. Cemetery Office Mgr.
The "Garden of Angels" section offers infant and cremains plots. This new section has at its center The Christmas Box Angel, one of less than 200 in the world.
For more information you may call the G.A.R. Cemetery office at (918) 541-2288
Or visit our website at: www.garcemeterymiamiok.com