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Walk to Remember

Posted on April 1, 2022 by Evans Nordby Funeral Homes

Friends of the Angel 12th Annual Walk to Remember

Friends of the Angel invites you to their 12th Annual Walk to Remember on May 7 2022. The Program begins at 10 AM and the Walk begins at 10:30 AM. The Program and Walk begin at the Angel of Hope in the Maple Grove Arboretum which is located at 9400 Fernbrook Lane. For more information please visit www.friendsoftheangel.org or email info@friendsoftheangel.org.

Evans-Nordby is proud to support Friends of the Angel and their Walk to Remember.

The Angel of Hope us based on Richard Paul Evans’ best-selling novel The Christmas Box, there are more than 120 Christmas Box Angel of Hope statues across the country, including statues in Canada and Japan. There are currently six Christmas Box Angel of Hope statues in Minnesota.

In The Christmas Box, a widow mourns the loss of her child at the base of an angel monument and discovers the precious gifts of life alongside a young struggling family that moves in with her.

As more and more people read the book and passed it on, demand grew for an angel memorial as a place to grieve and heal. Evans commissioned the monument and Ortho and Jared Fairbanks, a father and son, created the sculpture. The first Angel of Hope was dedicated in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 6, 1994, corresponding with the date of the child’s death in The Christmas Box.

With the face of a child, upturned palms and outstretched wings, the Angel of Hope offers solace to the grieving. The angel stands as a symbol of hope and healing for parents and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Look closely at the angel’s right wing and see the word “Hope.”

The angel in the Maple Grove Arboretum, located just north of County Road 30 at 9400 Fernbrook Lane, was dedicated on May 6, 2001.

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