November 26, 2019
Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Hospice and the CRMC Foundation are hosting the 24 annual Tree of Remembrance lighting ceremony inside Frontier Mall, near Dillard’s West, on December 7 at 1:30 p.m.
During the ceremony community members are invited to place paper doves on the tree in remembrance or honor of family members and friends.
“The tree offers our community a chance to celebrate the many ways that others have impacted and blessed our lives,” said David Stratton, CRMC Hospice chaplain. “It’s also a way to celebrate the season by remembering and honoring those in our lives who we have lost but continue to hold a very special place in our hearts.”
The ceremony will include the tree lighting, a song from Stratton, a short message and a live bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace. Participants will then be invited to place doves on the tree.
Several hundred doves will be available during the lighting ceremony. Hospice volunteers will also be handing out doves at a table near the tree through December 24.
There is no cost to place a dove on the tree, although a donation can be made to the CRMC Foundation, with all proceeds to be donated to CRMC Hospice.
Last year more than 1,000 doves were placed on the tree.
“I really encourage people to stop by, even if it’s just to view the tree and to read some of the notes of remembrance. It really is a moving experience,” Stratton said.
For more information about the tree or to request a dove, please contact the CRMC Foundation at 307-633-7667 or stop by the tree between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. or during Frontier Mall hours from December 7 through December 24.