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At candlelight vigil, parents speak names of children lost to stillbirth, miscarriage
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Jeremy Ewers, left, and Josh Lewis prepare to place heart-shaped float into Lake Lanier Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Longwood Park during the Rock Goodbye Angel annual vigil for babies lost in miscarriage and stillbirth. - photo by Scott Rogers

A group of parents gathered on the shores of Lake Lanier on Monday evening to remember the infants they had lost.

The 50 to 75 people spoke the names of their children as they placed electric candles on a heart-shaped float that was then pulled into the lake at Longwood Park.

The event, put on annually by Rock Goodbye Angel, a nonprofit advocating for parents who have lost children in miscarriage and stillbirth, also included prayer and songs from Mark Miller of Atlanta.

As the lights flickered, the group silently watched before the gathering slowly dissolved into the night.

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Ashlie Hogan places candles on a heart-shaped float Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, during the Rock Goodbye Angel annual vigil for babies lost in miscarriage and stillbirth. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Jeremy Ewers, left, and Josh Lewis carry a heart-shaped float to the Lake Lanier shoreline Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Longwood Park during the Rock Goodbye Angel annual vigil for babies lost in miscarriage and stillbirth. - photo by Scott Rogers
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A heart-shaped float filled with candles Rock Goodbye Angel annual candlelight memorial service which is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Longwood Park. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Atlanta musician Mark Miller performs Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, during the annual candlelight memorial service for Rock Goodbye Angel at Longwood Park. Oct. 15, is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Participants in the annual Rock Goodbye Angel annual vigil for babies lost in miscarriage and stillbirth stand on the Lake Lanier shore Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, following a memorial service at Longwood Park in Gainesville. - photo by Scott Rogers
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