Memorial service on October 15
October 15th is the international day dedicated to pregnancy loss and child loss.
For that reason, memorial services have been held throughout the country every year.
October 15th – A day to remember the children who died during pregnancy, during or after birth. In many places around the world, commemorations are held to honor their memory.
The colors that characterize this day are light pink and light blue, and they are the colors included in the October 15 ribbon.
In 1988, US President Ronald Reagan dedicated the month of October to remember those children who died during pregnancy, childbirth or shortly after birth. Ronald Reagan and his first wife, Jane Wyman, lost their third child, Christine Reagan, in 1947. Sources do not agree on whether the girl was stillborn or lived for several hours.
On October 15th, 2002, Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown, and Tammy Novak began raising awareness of pregnancy loss and got the first 20 US states to establish October 15th as a day of remembrance. Today, all the states of the United States, along with other countries around the world, have joined this group.
The purpose of holding memorial services on October 15 each year is to support parents and other relatives in their grief, while also creating discussion about the issue that previously seemed not to be allowed to be discussed.