The holidays can be an especially difficult time for parents who have lost a child.
The Livonia chapter of the Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those whose children or grandchildren have died.
The group's 17th annual Worldwide Candlelight Vigil will be held on Sunday in Plymouth's Kellogg Park.
Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. for those who have not yet registered. The program begins at 7 p.m. and will include readings, candle lighting and the reading of children's names who have died too soon.
Afterwards, families can stroll along the Walk of Trees in Kellogg Park and view the memory trees with ornaments made by the Compassionate Friends.
The Compassionate Friends offers a network of parents who have faced similar circumstances to aid and comfort those who are trying to cope with a loss.
To get involved with the group, visit its website, tcflivonia.org, or contact 734-778-0800. The group also meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church, located at 16700 Newburgh Road in Livonia.