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founder: Rupert2
date created: 5/4/2008
no. of members: 10
description/mission statement:
The purpose of this group is to catalog and document all of the world-wide Angel of Hope Statues. A list of existing statues can be found at: (visit link) 100 more statues are being planned for worldwide. The Christmas Box Angel Statue was introduced to the world in the book The Christmas Box, a worldwide bestseller and hit television movie by author Richard Paul Evans. In the book, a woman mourns the loss of her child at the base of an angel monument. Though the story is mostly fiction, the angel monument once existed but is speculated to have been destroyed. The new angel statue was commissioned by Richard Paul Evans, in response to reports that grieving parents were seeking out the angel as a place to grieve and heal. The monument was dedicated on December 6, 1994-corresponding with the date of the child's death in The Christmas Box (Coincidentally, Dec. 6th is celebrated in many parts of the world as Children's Day). At the request of Sexton Paul Byron and Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini, Salt Lake City donated the land on which the monument stands. The sculpture is the creation of a father and son from Salt Lake City, Utah, Ortho and Jared Fairbanks, and modeled according to the description in Evans' book. The face of the angel is that of Evans' second daughter, Allyson-Danica. If you look closely you can find on the angel's right wing (west) the word "hope."Flowers, sent from around the world, adorn the base of the monument year round, accompanying notes left by parents for their "little angels." On December 6th of each year (7 p.m. MST) a candlelight healing ceremony is held at the base of the Christmas Box Angel monument. After a few remarks, a moment of silence, and the lullaby of a children's choir, the attendees are invited to leave a white flower at the base of the angel statue.

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Icon Category Name Date Created  
Angel of Hope Statues allows ratings 7/12/2008
Officer List
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BruceS - Leader
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call number: 3
last login: 4/23/2013
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GA Cacher - Officer 1
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call number: 5
last login: 9/23/2018
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lumbricus - Officer 2
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call number: 6
last login: 3/19/2019
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offline for some days
saopaulo1 - Officer 2
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call number: 7
last login: 3/19/2019
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