October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and Saturday, October 15, 2016. The month was first recognized in 1988 by Pres. Ronald Reagan. In 2002, a movement was started to recognize Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on Oct. 15. As of 2016, all 50 U.S. states have yearly proclamations. There currently isn’t a World Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness or Remembrance Day that is recognized on an international level.
I wanted to commemorate Emmett in some way on this special occasion. In doing so, we are joining the overarching Wave of Light. At 7 p.m. local time, you can light a candle in memory of a pregnancy or baby lost too soon. Please join us and light a candle for Emmett and the other babies to always remember with a chain of light that will spread all around the globe.
You can join the Facebook Event and share with others. On October 15, come back to the group or this blog and post a picture of your candle lighting or you can also use the hashtag #candlesforemmett on social networks like Twitter and Instagram to tag your photos.