Butterfly Release to Honor Lost Loved Ones

Published 06/01 2014 09:44PM

Updated 06/02 2014 11:40AM

Heritage Hospice presented its 'Wings of Love' butterfly release Sunday.

The 4th annual memorial honored patients who have passed away .

More than 450 family members gathered for a service featuring music and prayer.

Each attendee recieved a freeze-dried butterfly to release into the sky.

The butterfly release is based on an old legend that says if you whisper your wish to a butterfly and it takes flight, that wish will be taken to the heavens and be granted.

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