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Vigil held to remember children who have died

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A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night in Marion to honor those who have lost a child.

First United Methodist Church in Marion hosted the vigil in memory of children who have died, whether through pregnancy, in infancy, in childhood or even into adulthood.

Names were read as candles were lit to remember a child, all of whom were gone too soon.

"It's important," said organizer Amy Tersinar. "It's an important part of the healing process, and just having other families around who are going through the same thing that you're going through and understand what you're going through this time of the year and throughout the year is very important to the families."

Tersinar says she lost her daughter in August 2009, and wanted to help others with the grieving process.

The vigil was all part of a national candlelight service that's held to provide support to families who have lost a child.

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