The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will hold the 19th annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the Edgartown Lighthouse Children’s Memorial on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to an announcement from the museum. The rain date is Sept. 26.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the traditional ceremony has been transformed into a three-hour day of remembrance during which the public is invited to visit the area around the lighthouse.

Directories and programs will be available, soft music will be played, and families will be invited to place flowers on the memorial stones.

Speeches traditionally given during the ceremony will be available to watch online at

With 43 new stones added since last year's gathering, the memorial at the base of the lighthouse now holds 875 stones honoring children of all ages from across the country. 

Memorial stones may be purchased through the museum’s website or by calling Savannah Berryman-Moore at 508-627-4441 x127.