GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Families got together at HopeWest on Thursday evening to honor their lost loved ones and enjoy the company of friends.
During the 21st Annual "Light Up a Life" ceremony, attendees enjoyed refreshments and entertainment by a choir of CMU students.
Each had the opportunity to purchase luminary's of life or even personalized pewter hearts in memory of their loved ones.
"The ceremony is a way of families being able to spend time together," says Chief Clinical Officer of HopeWest, Kerri Mosinski. "[They're] able to celebrate the life of the person who died and also their time together."
After a few speeches and several songs by the choir, their campus was lit up as a way of symbolically honoring those who had moved on.
HopeWest officials say the night isn't just about remembering who we've lost though, it's also about appreciating our family and friends who are still with us.