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Each year on Dec. 6, families make their way down to the Angel of Hope statue to lay down flowers and say a prayer for their late children. kberg@bnd.com
Each year on Dec. 6, families make their way down to the Angel of Hope statue to lay down flowers and say a prayer for their late children. kberg@bnd.com

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UPDATED December 07, 2017 09:41 AM

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