People all around the world lit candles Sunday night to remember those children that died all too young.
It's part of a world wide event that's held the second Sunday of December every year. Families and friends around the world light their candles at 7 p.m. in their time zone. As candles burn down in one time zone, they are lit in the next, creating a 24 hour wave of light around the globe during the holiday season.
"This way there's a time just set aside for these families to make sure to take that time to pause and reflect and remember that they're including the memories of their child in their celebration," Ina Luhring said.
Families were able to say the name and dates of their loved ones and light a candle.
Cyn Kildare lost her 18–year–old daughter Emily in a car accident in 2004. She says this candle lighting ceremony has become part of her regular holiday tradition.
"Having this time to set aside just for being with her around the holiday season is just amazing for me," Kildare said. "It really lightens the emotional burden when it comes to getting together with the rest of the family then."
She says it gives her peace being able to spend time with people who understand the pain she's going through.
"I knew there were other people in this club, in this club you never want to join but who could lend support to one another and have so much similarity in their grief that you really can share."
An estimated 100 people came out for the event. This is the 15th year it's been held in Lincoln.
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