Second Annual October Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance at Congressional Cemetery's BabyLand c/o the DC PAIL Net
The evening of Saturday, October 15, 2016, starting at 5:00p - tables with goodies, with a candle lighting planned for sunset at approximately 6:15p.
Congressional Cemetery address:
1801 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003
*Please note that navigating to "Congressional Cemetery" likely will not put you at the main office entrance - as I found out first-hand!*
The Main Gate is to the Right of the Office entrance. You can push it open, as it will be unlocked.
Street parking is free according to posted signs; there is no dedicated parking for the Cemetery.
DC PAIL Net is supplying:
> Candles to light the way to BabyLand in the back of the grounds, once you enter the Main Gate. Please pass by the Chapel and head to the back, as another event will be happening there that night.
> Table of Goodies, featuring: DC PAIL Net stickers, bereavement broken heart pins c/o LLOST, bereavement support books, and tags to label flowers or other items you would like to leave on little ones' graves in memory of your child
You are encouraged to bring:
> Crafts or talents to share with the group! If you sing, sing a song in memory of your child. If you write, bring an item to read. If you create an art and/or craft, bring to share!
> Your dog(s)! This family event includes fur-babies, who are welcome ON LEASH in the Cemetery. This has been approved by the Office, but owners are responsible for their pets, including behavior and clean-up.
> One or more battery-operated candles for the 7pm Wave of Light
> A picnic blanket for your family, if desired, as the Cemetery encourages use as a park.
> Flowers to place on the young ones' graves there, with a note in memory of your child. ♥
> Bug spray. It will likely be cool, but if the mosquitos are still out they are rampant!
> If you are a leader of a local support group, hospital PNL committee, and/or provide other resources to the community, I encourage you to bring pamphlets, fliers, goodies from your group to share with other community members. This is the Net!