Worldwide  Lighting

Worldwide Candle Lighting

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Burnett & White Funeral Homes
91 East Market Street
Rhinebeck, New York, United States

Obituary of Worldwide Lighting


Sunday 12/10/17, 7:00 PM

RHINEBECK: Burnett & White Funeral Homes of Red Hook and Rhinebeck in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends will be holding their 14th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony for anyone in the Hudson Valley area who would like to remember a child who has died. This year the ceremony will be on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 7:00PM in our Rhinebeck location - 91 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

The death of a child, sibling, or grandchild, no matter their age, changes the world for their families and friends, and that world will never be the same again. To help those who have suffered the loss of a child, The Compassionate Friends will be once again holding a WORLDWIDE CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY. This year will mark the 21st anniversary of the original candle lighting (we have been participating since 2003).

Candles will be lit at 7PM local time and they will burn for one hour. Candles are first lit at 7PM just west of the International Dateline, and an hour later in the next time zone, and so on. Creating a 24-hour wave of light around the world to remember all children who have died, no matter their age or origin.

Those wishing to participate should come to Burnett & White Funeral Home, 91 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY at 6:45 PM on Sunday, Dec. 10th. The lighting of candles will begin at 7PM, followed by a time for sharing memories and fellowship. A remembrance table will be available, and those who attend are encouraged to bring photos and memorabilia to display as well as letters, poems, music or favorite readings to share.

Whether attending or not, everyone is welcome to write a memorial message in our online guest book at or if you cannot make the event and would like us to light a candle in honor of your child please give us a call at the number below or send us an email at:

For additional information please contact either of the Burnett & White Funeral Homes. In Red Hook call 845-758-5042 or Rhinebeck call 845-876-3193.

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