Dove Tree Ceremony remembers lost loved ones


December 2, 2021

Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

Josie Olsen lost her mother in January, and aunt in April. She hangs doves to remember them at the Dove Tree Ceremony at the Nolan Center on Sunday afternoon.

The 19th annual Dove Tree Ceremony is a way to remember loved ones during the holiday season.

Participants wrote the names of their loved ones on paper doves, one name per dove, and placed the names on the boughs of a tree set up in the lobby of the Nolan Center, using loops of ribbon.

Ahead of hanging the paper doves, Alice Rooney, president of the nonprofit Hospice of Wrangell, which put on the event in-person this year after last year's was virtual, started the ceremony Sunday by expressing thanks and appreciation to the people involved - the organizers and the participants.

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