LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice held the first of five Hospice Tree of Memories events this past Saturday, December 7 at Moulton Farms in Meredith. With over 50 memorial doves dedicated to friends and loved ones, a crowd of hospice supporters gathered around the "Tree of Memories" to sing, read names and celebrate the life of those being honored.
The Hospice Tree of Memories, one of the most meaningful and expressive events of the holiday season, celebrates its 18th annual commemoration this year. This occasion provides opportunities for family, friends and neighbors to remember a loved one by placing an inscribed porcelain dove, a symbol of serenity, peace and tranquility, on one of the five evergreen trees.
This event brings people together to share feelings of hope and love in a serene setting as participants celebrate lives well lived, lives that will be missed. Those who participate in this beautiful and moving ceremony often experience a deep sense of renewal and a new feeling of unity and closeness to their remembered loved one.
Additional Tree of Memories ceremonies will be on Saturday, December 14 and will include morning services (11 a.m.) in Wolfeboro at Huggins Hospital and in Ossipee at the Ossipee Main Street Building on Moultonville Rd., afternoon services ( 1 p.m.) will be in Wakefield at the Town Office and in Alton at the Town Office. All are invited to attend, for those who would like more information or wish to inscribe a porcelain dove ornament to memorialize a loved one inquire at 569-2729.