"Angel of Hope" stands as beacon through grief

People across the world gather at Angel of Hope statues on December 6 to pray for children who have lost their lives.

December 6 has become an important day for those mourning the loss of a child in Cedar Rapids.

For a third straight year on that date, Xavier High School held a prayer service at the Angel of Hope statue that sits near the activities entrance to the school. When Xavier's statue was built in 2014, there were only 124 Angel of Hope statues around the world. December 6 is the day services are held at all Angel of Hope statues.

CBS 2/FOX 28 brought you the story of Kylie Dewees - the Xavier graduate that pushed for the construction of the statue - last November.

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