‘Ride to Reflect’ lets grieving families know they’re not alone amid pandemic

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Mary Beth Mullen, a bereavement counselor for Hospice of the Wabash Valley, said she understands the importance community plays in the grieving process.

With the coronavirus preventing some from being with loved ones and changing the way funerals were held, Hospice of the Wabash Valley teamed up with Roselawn Cemetery to offer a “Ride to Reflect.”

From 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, the community is invited to drive through Roselawn Cemetery. A Vigo County sheriff’s deputy will lead the parade of cars as they drive past signs memorializing names of loved ones who have passed away.

Participants will be able to tune into a special program through their car radio as they drive through the cemetery.

There will be a special children’s memorial highlighted. The Military Honor Guard and Nurses Honor Guard will also participate in the event.

The event was planned as a replacement to the annual spring memorial that was canceled this year amid the pandemic. Mullen said she hopes the Ride to Reflect shows people they are not alone.

Approximately 40 to 50 names have been submitted to be placed on the signs, according to Mullen.

To have a loved one’s name placed on a memorial sign, email swatson@myhospicevna.org.

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