News release from Lutheran Hospital:
Loved Ones Remembered through Personalized Ornaments on a Remembrance Tree at Lutheran Hospital
Ornaments adorn a holiday tree in the south lobby
(November 5, 2013) – Memorial ornaments will again adorn a Remembrance Tree at Lutheran Hospital this upcoming holiday season. The annual Remembrance Tree display gives the entire community a way to commemorate loved ones who are gone but not forgotten.
The public is invited to place a personalized ornament on the tree Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A special dedication will take place in the hospital’s south lobby at 12:45 p.m. The names of loved ones will be read at that time.
The south garage on Lutheran’s campus provides parking nearest to the south lobby, which is located near the Lutheran Cancer Center.
Volunteers will paint a family member or friend’s name on the ornament which is provided free of charge. People can opt to write a note to or about the loved one that will be placed inside their ornament.
Special ornaments will also be available in memory of fallen heroes from the armed forces, fire department or police department. Each ornament will remain on the tree until shortly after the New Year, at which time they may be picked up at Lutheran and taken home as a memento.
Area choirs and musicians will share songs of the season throughout the morning. Nurses from Lutheran Hospital helped plan this special activity.
This is the fifth year for the Remembrance Tree event at Lutheran. The public may call 260.435.7704, for more information.