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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Ceremony Oct. 15

Anyone who has a lost a pregnancy or an infant knows grief better than almost anyone.

October 15 is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day which honors those who have been affected by a loss of a child during pregnancy or infancy.

At 6:30 p.m., The Rooted Bridge will host a public candle lighting ceremony on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Nashville to honor the memories of pregnancies and infants lost too soon. In addition, the local nonprofit has requested the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge to be lit purple throughout the day to remember the children that have been lost.

Attendees are invited to bring a photo of their child as the group remembers each child individually.

Other Ways to Honor & Celebrate the Memory of Your Child:

  • Drive over Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge to see it lit in honor/memory of your child with your family/friends
  • Light a candle at home in memory of your baby at 7 p.m. with the Wave of Light
  • Complete a random act of kindness in honor/memory of your child, helping to pass the love you hold forward

The special day comes right before the holidays where families experiencing this loss may have a difficult time.

Find more information here.



About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.