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Vigil Sunday will remember children who have died


The death of a child is always hard, but every holiday thereafter can be especially tough on the surviving parents. Next Sunday, many of them will gather in mutual support to “honor the memory of all children gone too soon,” as The Compassionate Friends website puts it.

Locally, Cindy Parra is arranging for a gathering at Lake Roosevelt Elementary.

Parra’s 16-year-old daughter, Amy, died in a car wreck 16 years ago.

“I guess you learn to cope with it, but you never get over it,” she said. “Holidays are hard.”

Parra is arranging for locals who want to join an annual worldwide c...

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