Annual Memorial

Find Peace and Comfort

Each January, Samaritans hosts a memorial to remember and honor our loved ones lost to suicide. We invite you to join the event to reconnect, find support, and share memories. Through poems, letters, writings, and silent observance, we remember those we have lost. All members of the greater Samaritans community, even those who have not lost someone to suicide, are welcome to join us for this powerful event.

We want to extend our gratitude to all who attended our virtual Annual Memorial event on January 31, 2021. More than 50 households joined us for the powerful service, and many contributed to our program book of remembrance. A special thank you to our wonderful Grief Support Services volunteers who helped create a welcoming and warm environment, especially Michele Kelly for sharing a recording of her beautiful song A Broken Heart Still Beats, and Jane Quercia for sharing the annual reading of When Someone Takes His Own Life by Norman Vincent Peale. It was a beautiful day of memories, finished with a virtual candle lighting ceremony. Whether you shared a letter, song, or poem, or listened to the stories shared by other suicide loss survivors, we hope you found some comfort at the event. 

Questions about the Annual Memorial?

Contact our Grief Support Services team.

“Please know it means the world to families like mine who have suffered a terrible loss. Samaritans has truly made a difference to our family and so many others, and for that we are beyond grateful. You have done a wonderful job. Thank you for always going above and beyond, the world needs more people like you.”

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