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Flowers at the registration table

Flowers were displayed on the registration table to set the tone of the ceremony.

Ceremony program

Ceremony program noting the schedule of events

Joelle Nielsen

Joelle Nielsen, program coordinator for the Honoring the Bond service welcomes attendees to the ceremony

Rhonda Morey

Rhonda Morey speaks about companion animal loss from the family perspective (Quicktime video Listen to Rhonda's talk)

Dr. Kelly Carlsten

Dr. Kelly Carlsten talks about companion animal loss from the student perspective (Quicktime video Listen to Dr. Carlsten's talk)

Dr. Shane Bateman

Dr. Shane Bateman talks about the importance of memorializing companion animals (Quicktime video Listen to Dr. Bateman's talk)

Ceremony attendees

Ceremony attendees listen to the speakers

Memorial hearts

Attendees were given paper hearts to place on the memorial tree to memorialize their lost animals

Memorial ceremony

Placing memorial hearts on the Remembrance tree (Quicktime video View the Remembrance Tree Ceremony)

Memorial ceremony

Placing memorial hearts on the Remembrance tree

Memorial ceremony

Placing memorial hearts on the Remembrance tree

Memorial ceremony

Placing memorial hearts on the Remembrance tree while others look on

Bagpipes

Marian Beck, staff member at the College of Veterinary Medicine plays the bagpipes during the placing of hearts on the Remembrance tree

Remembrance tree

Hearts honoring our lost animals on the Remembrance tree

Remembrance tree

In Loving Memory of our Animal Companions

Reception

Reception following the ceremony

Quilt

Memorial quilt