MADD Sarnia-Lambton cordially invite all victims of impaired driving and any person wanting to show their support in the battle against impaired driving, to join them for a Candlelight Vigil slated to take place Jun. 14.
This Thursday at 7 p.m., MADD Sarnia-Lambton will be hosting their annual Candlelight Vigil at the Point Edward Optimist Hall, Alexandra Ave, Point Edward. Any person, who has been victimized by this preventable tragedy or those that wish to show their support are urged to attend. Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne, Minister at St. Clair United Church will host the vigil.
Invitations are extended as well to all emergency services, Victim Services, and members of the Justice System. Every time there is a death or injury resulting from an impaired driving crash, they are all victims to some extent.
Whether it is the police that are required to investigate the crash, the fire service that may have to extricate the injured or deceased from a wreck, the ambulance attendants and hospital personnel that provide medical care to survivors, victim services that comfort the grieving, or the court system that prosecute the offenders, each and every one of them are victims. Everyone in our society is actually a victim since we all know someone who has died or was injured at the hands of an impaired driver.
Families, friends and professionals are able to come together to remember and pay tribute to loved ones who have been killed or injured as a result of an impaired driving crash. Those that wish to do so may bring a photograph of their loved ones. A memorial table will be provided for the photos to be placed on display during the service.
The Vigil will be a venue where persons can share their experiences with others or show your respects in solemn silence. An opportunity will be provided for a candle to be lit to recognize each victim we hold so dearly.
Organizers said candles will be provided.