Lutheran Hospital to host 10th annual Remembrance Tree observance Nov. 10

Personalized ornaments commemorate those who are gone but not forgotten

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Oct. 9, 2018) – In what has become an important activity for many families, memorial ornaments will again be hung on Remembrance Trees at Lutheran Hospital this holiday season. For the 10th consecutive year, Lutheran is inviting the public to place a personalized ornament on one of the trees. The display offers the entire community a way to commemorate loved ones who are gone but not forgotten.

The 2018 Remembrance Tree observance is scheduled for Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Lutheran’s south lobby. This open house includes holiday music, memory-making activities for children and a special dedication at 12:45 p.m. when names of loved ones will be read.

Specialized ornaments will be available to memorialize fallen heroes from the armed forces, fire or police departments, as well as organ donors. There is also a tree dedicated specifically for children.

Volunteers paint each ornament with a family member or friend’s name. People can opt to write a note to or about the loved one that will be placed inside their ornament.

The ornaments remain on the trees until after the new year. They can be picked up from volunteer services the weeks of Jan. 7-11 and Jan. 14-18, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Remembrance Tree observance is hosted by Lutheran Health Network Bereavement Services and the Forget-Me-Not program.

Lutheran Hospital’s south lobby is located in Medical Office Building Two, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., near the Lutheran Cancer Center. The campus’ south parking garage offers the closest parking. The public may call (260) 435-7704 for more information.


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