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Angel of Hope statue dedicated in Key West

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A new statue for people mourning the loss of children and babies is now installed in Key West.

The Angel of Hope statue was dedicated Sunday at the Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The statue is based on a statue described in the book "The Christmas Box" and later seen in a movie based on that book.

Local groups worked to raised the $14,000 needed for the statue, working with a group from Cedar Rapids who installed a similar statue two years ago.

A yearly candlelight vigil will be held at the statue on Dec. 6, the date of the death of the child in the book.

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