The Edgartown Lighthouse Children’s Memorial is a way to keep alive the memory of children who have died. Each year the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, steward of the lighthouse, sponsors a Children’s Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance for family and friends of the children memorialized in the cobblestones at the lighthouse. There are currently 615 stones in the memorial, which was first constructed in 2001.
The tradition continues this Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. The Harbor View Hotel will provide refreshments and the observance offers a chance for fellowship and music honoring the children. If there is a decision to postpone the ceremony for any reason, a recorded message will be on the museum phone by 5 p.m. the day before, Friday, Sept. 20.
Call 508-627-4441 for more information.