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Marco Island Box Angel ceremony, Dec. 2011

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Cliff and Verna Bunting light candles to honor the name of their daughter who died at age six at Marco Island Cemetery's twelfth annual Christmas box angel memorial service on Dec. 6.  They have attended every service since 2000. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle

Cliff and Verna Bunting light candles to honor the name of their daughter who died at age six at Marco Island Cemetery's twelfth annual Christmas box angel memorial service on Dec. 6. They have attended every service since 2000. /Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle

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  • Cliff and Verna Bunting light candles to honor the name of their daughter who died at age six at Marco Island Cemetery's twelfth annual Christmas box angel memorial service on Dec. 6.  They have attended every service since 2000. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • White flowers adorn the base of Marco Island Cemetery's Christmas box angel on Dec. 6.  Attendees placed flowers at the base of the statue at the conclusion of the service.
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Alexis Malloy, with an assist from her father Jack, lays a white flower at the base of at Marco Island Cemetery's Christmas box angel on Dec. 6.  The twelfth annual service honored the memory of children who died.  
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Starr Mier, left, and Sara Foshee Dyben light candles at Marco Island Cemetery's twelfth annual Christmas box angel memorial service on Dec. 6.  Candles were lit as the names of the children were read. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Lucca, left, Grace Anne and Audrey Delcompare provide special music at Marco Island Cemetery's twelfth annual Christmas box angel memorial service on Dec. 6.  Pastor Greg and Tica Barrett of New Life Community Church of God also provided music for the service. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle

The air was balmy with barely a breeze. A waxing moon peaked out from the clouds. A perfect evening for candle lighting. People gathered from all walks of life at the base of Marco Island Cemetery’s Christmas Box Angel. They are members of the worst club in the world, a silent fraternity, a fraternity of those who have lost a child.

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