20160729_143541-1_resizedBy Lynn Grandon

Saturday, Sept. 10, will be remembered for a long time in the hearts of those that attended the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. More than 150 people came to the cemetery at Sacred Heart of Mary Parish in Boulder, Colo.  Beautiful music-which included vocal music-an Irish flute and the parish’s carillion enriched a morning of many prayers, Scripture readings, reciting the Holy Rosary, and a blessing of the site.

Among the special guests were Fr. Andrew Kemberling, who was among the initial clergy behind the building of the wall, gravesites, and burial of the thousands of babies’ bodies. Susie LaVelle, who has cared for the site since its inception, shared the history behind the site, with many moving and personal stories.

Many tears were shed as long lines of young and old brought forward flowers to adorn the gravesite and memorial wall.  Groups of people stayed for hours afterward to comfort one another and pray.  Another group gathered at St. Louis Parish in Englewood to remember and pray near a gravesite.

We know that these children appreciated knowing that they are not forgotten – and will not be forgotten.  We ask for their prayers as many of us vow to continue our efforts to end the scourge of abortion.

See below for photos of the Boulder and Englewood remembrance ceremonies.