• Pendleton County 46Tygarts Valley 8Final[ view all ]
  • Calhoun County 41Gilmer County 30Final[ view all ]
  • Grafton 47Philip Barbour 19Final[ view all ]
  • Preston 22Hampshire 13Final[ view all ]
  • Pocahontas County 13Tucker County 6Final[ view all ]
  • Valley Wetzel 30Bridgeport-OH 14Final[ view all ]
  • Robert C. Byrd 28Fairmont Senior 7Final[ view all ]
  • Doddridge County 27South Harrison 23Final[ view all ]
  • Clay-Battelle 54Paden City 14Final[ view all ]
  • Williamstown 30Tyler Consolidated 7Final[ view all ]
  • Saint Marys 47Ritchie County 0Final[ view all ]
  • Braxton County 13Lincoln 6Final[ view all ]
  • Bridgeport 38Buckhannon-Upshur 7Final[ view all ]
  • Elkins 50North Marion 20Final[ view all ]
  • Liberty 22East Fairmont 8Final[ view all ]
  • Morgantown 41Anacostia-DC 0Final[ view all ]
  • Lewis County 42Oak Hill 7Final[ view all ]
  • University 21John Marshall 12Final[ view all ]
  • Notre Dame 0Wheeling Central Catholic 0Sat.[ view all ]
National News | Closings | Funerals | HighScore | Monday's Most Wanted | Crime Watch | TV Lisitngs | Lottery | Bio's | FCC File | More ›
'Gifts of Light' Program Helps Remember Loved Ones
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on December 07, 2012 @ 12:09AM
Created on December 07, 2012 @ 11:53PM
More than 100 people came out to United Hospital Center on Thursday evening to honor loved ones they've lost along the way this holiday season.
Those people were all on hand as part of People's Hospice "Gifts of Light" program.
Dozens of names were read, and several songs were sung at Thursday's ceremony, all to help remember and memorialize lost loved ones.  The culmination of the event came when UHC's towering 40-foot Christmas tree was officially lit up for the holiday.
"I look at the ceremony as a special opportunity to say, 'I remember you.  I love you.  You're not forgotten'," says Peggy Rizzo, who participated in the ceremony Thursday night.
"It allows people to take pause for just a moment.  And, they do look forward to this event because it is a night that's set aside to just remember those people that have made such a difference in our lives," adds Linda Carte, executive director of People's Hospice.
The Gifts of Light program allows people to give a gift of a light on the Memory Tree in the Hospice Memorial Garden near the VA Hospital.

Add your Comment
You must have an active WDTV.COM user account to post comments. Please login to your account, or create your free account today!

Comments (0)
WDTV on Facebook
WDTV on Twitter
WDTV on YouTube
Contact WDTV
WDTV Mobile App