The 14th Annual Remembrance Tree Ceremony

The Remembrance Tree Ceremony became a reality when two families forged a friendship after losing their daughters. The idea of the Remembrance Tree was born out of a desire to unite other families in the community who have lost children of any age, from any cause, and for whom the holidays are truly challenging. There is a need to express that their children are remembered, and this is a special way in which that idea can be realized.


On Sunday, November 20 at 2pm, join others at the Larchmont Park located on the corner of Palmer Avenue and Weaver Street. (Parking along the street on Palmer is your best bet.) Participants are asked to bring a white ribbon with the name of your child written on it so that it may be tied to a branch of the tree.  This will be a reminder during the winter holidays that our children’s light continues to shine.


For some, this might be your first time participating. ‘’For those of you who have joined  in years past, we look forward, once again, to being together. It’s so meaningful, and I’m grateful that we can gather together and in doing so, support and comfort one another,” says Dawn Moriwaki, Kaitlyn’s Mom.


“Additionally, it’s up to each of us to gauge our own boundaries for social distancing. Good common sense must prevail in this setting. (If you’re not feeling well, for example – have a fever, chills or cold-like symptoms, come by another time to tie your ribbon on. If you’re someone who has a weak immune system, you know what you need to do for yourself.)”


For questions, call Dawn Moriwaki  at 914-834-0185