- — LA Times City Beat (@LATimescitybeat)Fri, Dec 07 2012 06:39:20For my next City Beat, I visit a statue of an angel, where people gather each year to mourn & honor children they've lost.
- — LA Times City Beat (@LATimescitybeat)Fri, Dec 07 2012 21:32:24Last night, I drove to Lake Forest for a gathering of those who have lost children. They meet each year at a statue.
- — LA Times City Beat (@LATimescitybeat)Fri, Dec 07 2012 21:50:57The child in "The Christmas Box" died on Dec. 6. Those who've lost children gather at the angel statues on that evening.
- — LA Times City Beat (@LATimescitybeat)Mon, Dec 10 2012 15:12:29After a child dies, a place to find solace and others who understand -- my latest City Beat: http://lat.ms/VLDSJY
Grieving parents gather at a bronze angel
Each year on the night of December 6, hundreds gather at the statue of an angel in a Lake Forest cemetery. They come to mourn for and remember the children they have lost. It is a tradition that started with a self-published book, "The Christmas Box," which is a staple of grief support groups.
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