Families and friends gathered at the Christmas Box Angel of Hope Children's Memorial at the Silver Springs Cemetery in Stow on Dec. 10 to honor the memory of a beloved child or children during a candle lighting ceremony.

This annual event takes place in conjunction with the Worldwide Candle Lighting, which saw 600 candle lighting services across the United States as well as in 18 countries in 2015.

The Stow Children's Memorial was dedicated in 2001 and now has more than 600 memorial bricks.