The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting will be held in North Platte at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9.

The ceremony unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren who left this world too soon.

As candles are lit locally, hundreds of thousands of persons around the world commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon, organizers say.

The ceremony will be held Sunday at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 W. Fifth. To participate, come at 6:30 p.m. Bring a candle and holder and a picture of your child. The candle lighting will be a 7 p.m.

“Please join us in this beautiful ceremony,” organizer Tress Helie said.