baby holding his father's hand

Service of Remembrance

Phone Number
Call 434.924.2642

The Children's Hospital Service of Remembrance has been held every year since 1995. During the service:

  • Family members, providers and staff share personal reflections on their work with the children. 
  • Artists from the Charlottesville area provide special music.
  • Local clergy offer prayers. 
  • Hospital chaplains read the names of children who have died within the last two years
  • Family members may place a flower on the Remembrance Tree as each child's name is read.

You may also bring mementos (photos, memory books, blankets, drawings, stuffed animals, etc.) to place on Memory Tables. 

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2019 Service of Remembrance

Date: Saturday, November 2nd

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Place: Education Resource Center, Conference Room A

Child care will be provided as part of the event, and parking will be available at the Lee Street garage. A light lunch will be served after the service. Families are encouraged to bring a memento for the Memory Tables. 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

carnations from the service of remembrance

Volunteer to Stay Connected

You can volunteer at the service (12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) by:

  • Welcoming, registering, escorting, guests or providing childcare
  • Arranging refreshments, flowers, decorations; overall setup and cleanup
Contact Us to Volunteer

Resources & Remembering

Honoring the memory of a lost child gives us a way to process grief. Along with the annual service, you can also share your photos and memories with our Facebook group