Keeping the spirit growing

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Annual tree planting ceremony at International Children's Memorial Place

SOUTH FREETOWN - Approximately 200 people attended the annual tree-planting ceremony on Sunday afternoon, at the International Children's Memorial Place (ICMP) by Scales Pond.

The family of Seymour A.J. Murphy prepared a tree at the International Children's Memorial Place, along with 24 other families, creating a tangible remembrance of loved ones lost too soon.

The moving ceremonies dedicated 25 trees to children, young and old, lost before thier time should naturally come.

Mait MacIsaac, who lost his son 20 years ago, noted that humans iive through senses, but the connections they create are lost when a child is lost forever.

"The question is, how do we stay connected to this living child within us," he mused.

How do we stay connected to this living child within us? Maitland MacIsaac - International Children's Memorial Place

One response to that is at the core of the existence of ICMP, a place where people can go to reflect and let nature heal as the spirit of their loved one embraces them.

More to come about this event.

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