December 2, 2012
Maryland's first Angel of Hope statue stands in a garden across from the South Carroll Senior and Community Center, on Mineral Hill Road, in Eldersburg. The statue, depicting an angel with her arms raised and standing about 4 feet tall, is surrounded by two benches and a memorial wall. When it was placed and dedicated earlier this year, it was the hope of the Eldersburg-based JOSH (Joining Others Seeking Healing) Foundation that people would find comfort in the meditation garden while remembering their loved ones, especially children.
March 26, 2003
They stood quietly behind the Longfellow Elementary sign as though posed for a class picture, a small candelabra of people flickering against the dark. A family trailed toward them: two children, one holding a small picket sign that read, "Remember the Kids," and their parents, one holding a large American flag. In the warm night, dogs sat patiently by their owners. Once or twice, a car honked. It was Missy Zane's second Sunday candlelight vigil against the war, but now bombs were falling on Iraq.
May 5, 2010
Students at the University of Virginia are planning to hold a candlelight vigil tonight in memory of slain lacrosse player Yeardley Love, the first campus-wide event organized in honor of the 22-year-old Cockeysville native. Friends and acquaintances of Love have held private tributes since she was found dead in her off-campus apartment Monday morning, including a small candle ceremony on campus yesterday. But tonight's vigil, a public event at 8 p.m. in the university's McIntire Amphitheater, will be one of the few organized activities on a campus otherwise engrossed in preparations for exams.
August 12, 1994
Animal Advocates of Howard County will sponsor a candlelight vigil for homeless animals at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Animal Control Facility, 8576 Davis Road, Village of Long Reach.The event is part of a national observance commemorating the dogs, cats and other animals killed in shelters and animal control facilities in the past year because of animal overpopulation.The purpose of the event is to make the public aware that the mass killing can be prevented by spaying and neutering pets, and educating the public.
November 30, 1995
With a candlelight vigil tonight and a countywide conference tomorrow, Howard County health officials and members of the interfaith community will join HIV carriers and their families to commemorate World AIDS Day, which is tomorrow.The events will focus on the rights and treatment of those who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), also called the AIDS virus."This is not just a health issue," said the Rev. Douglas Hunt, pastor of Columbia United Christian Church, which is the host for tonight's vigil at the Oakland Mills Meeting House at 5885 Robert Oliver Place.
November 14, 2001
UNDER A starlit sky, hundreds of people gathered to participate in a candlelight vigil near the People Tree at Columbia's Lakefront on Sunday night. The event, called "Columbia Remembers," was planned by the Columbia Association to honor the victims and rescue workers at the Pentagon and in New York who lost or risked their lives Sept. 11 and in the aftermath of the tragedy. The ceremony began with representatives from the Howard County Police and Fire Department's Color Guard marching toward the People Tree, led by Ellicott City residents Don Zack and his daughter, Tatia, playing bagpipes and drum.