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Veterans Yoga Project will hold our Fifth Annual Memorial Day Light-A-Candle Campaign from the period of May 10 through June 5th.

Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today. We might consider how we can support their grieving families and loved ones who are left behind.

The ritual of lighting a candle in remembrance to a life ‘passed’ has long been a part of our culture. Keeping a light burning in remembrance signifies that the memory still lives on and burns bright. It is a ritual that promotes reflection and signifies remembrance. A memorial candle can be a great way to celebrate the life of a lost loved one and bring comfort to family and loved ones, by enabling the ritual of remembrance to be perpetuated with a candle lit to ease the pain of loss.

We would like to ask you to help us spread the lighting of candles nationwide through social fundraising in our Light-A-Candle Campaign.

 

ABOUT Light a Candle 2020

As Memorial Day approaches, it is time to pause, take a breath and consider the true meaning of this holiday. Memorial Day is to remember those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We recognize their service which led to the freedoms that we all enjoy today.

The ritual of lighting a candle in remembrance of a life passed has long been a part of our culture.  Keeping a light burning acknowledges that the memory still lives on and burns bright in our hearts. It is a ritual that promotes reflection and signifies a perpetual remembrance.

We would like to invite you to participate in Light A Candle, by making a dedication to honor those who have served. This year we are partnering with gratefulness.org to bring our community a unique experience of being able to light a virtual candle for their personal intention.

Your gift will go directly to support recovery and resilience among our veterans, families, and communities. These programs include more than 350 free Mindful Resilience yoga classes each month, 3.5 hours of live online practices each day during the COVID crisis, 200-hour yoga teacher training for veterans and active-duty, and our new online Mindful Resilience for Compassion Fatigue e-course.  

Thank you for honoring and/or praying for those you love, remember, or grieve through “Light-A-Candle."

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Anonymous Friend 05/25/2020 $100.00  
Geoff Young 05/25/2020 $25.00  
Andrea Lynn Taylor 05/25/2020 $50.00 Such a great cause Christian! Thank you!
Heather Sager 05/23/2020 $52.34 Thank you, Christian Allaire, for highlighting this need.
Ronald Allaire 05/23/2020 $200.00  
Lori Haney 05/22/2020 $25.00 May all beings be free from suffering... NamastÄ—
Endang Olson 05/22/2020 $50.00  
Jeffrey Bonafilia 05/22/2020 $35.00  
Angie Shockey 05/22/2020 $25.00  
  Total $562.34  
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