To acknowledge that children grieve as well as adults during a time of loss, two local elementary schools asked their students to create a wall of memories to help them work through feelings of grief and obtain support from others. Children's Grief Awareness Day was Thursday and the day is intentionally set in the holiday season, often a particularly difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one. The school counselors at both schools wanted the students who have experienced a loss to know that staff cares and are there for support if they need it.
Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER
Michael Peterson, of Lewistown Intermediate School, looks for a spot to place his butterfly on the wall Thursday.