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Updated: 12/24/2017 05:58:03PM

Remembrance by candlelight

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PHOTO BY JEFFERY SCOTT FRAYER

Fr. Gary Wilde of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and others host the evening ceremony, which often allows people who have never met to come together in memory of those buried or inurned at the cemetery.

PHOTO BY JEFFERY SCOTT FRAYER

Part of the ceremony includes music and song.

PHOTO BY JEFFERY SCOTT FRAYER

Joy Emmert-McCue and Breanna McCue hold candles during the Venice Memorial Gardens 25th annual Candlelight Service.

PHOTO BY JEFFERY SCOTT FRAYER

The weather is often cool or cold during the ceremony, and attendees will often huddle as the names are read aloud.

PHOTO BY JEFFERY SCOTT FRAYER

Karen and Curt and Naomi Cooke participate in the Venice Memorial Gardens 25th annual Candlelight Service held earlier this month.

PHOTO BY JEFFERY SCOTT FRAYER

This annual ceremony allows the friends and family of those buried or inurned at Venice Memorial Gardens to come together for a special night.

PHOTO BY JEFFERY SCOTT FRAYER

Brian and David Williams hold candles at the ceremony, which is both somber and happy.

PHOTO BY JEFFERY SCOTT FRAYER

As the ceremony is held, the names of those buried or inurned there are shown on a scrolling screen projection.

PHOTO BY JEFFERY SCOTT FRAYER

Brian and David Williams hold candles at the ceremony, which is both somber and happy.

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In an annual ceremony featuring 6,000 candles, Venice Memorial Gardens hosted its 25th annual Candlelight Service earlier this month in honor of those interred or inurned there.

Their names were read out loud by Fr. Gary Wilde of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd as many of the friends and loved ones looked on, holding their own candles.

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