HAGERSTOWN ? The annual candlelight walk at Rose Hill Cemetery on Friday evening provided Debi Thompson and her family an opportunity to help her daughter through the tragedy of losing a child at birth.
Kierstyn Buck was stillborn in September.
"It's very nice that they take the time to set this up," Thompson said after several members of the family placed luminarias around her granddaughter's grave site.
This year's walk began with the lighting of the "Remembrance Tree" by cemetery executive vice president W.R. "Bill" Divelbiss, who relished the opportunity to flip the switch to the lights, which are crowned on top by a star.
"This is a time friends, family can come together to remember together," Divelbiss told the crowd who, after the lighting, walked to the cemetery's restored mausoleum where a choir sang holiday selections, and hot chocolate and cookies were served.