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Day of Remembrance


November 6, 2021


Welcome to the 22nd annual Day of Remembrance.  We are so glad you joined us. While we wish we could have visited with you here on the St. Jude campus, we worked hard to create a meaningful virtual experience for you and your family.  Please know that we are all connected by heart and by spirit as we honor and remember the lives of your precious children with you.

For emotional support, please call 901-595-2658 or email

Message from Dr. Downing, St. Jude CEO


Virtual Day of Remembrance Agenda

View the pre-recorded Day of Remembrance events as often as you wish on your own schedule:

Virtual Memory Boards

When Day of Remembrance was on-campus, families decorated large boards with photos and mementos of their children. Staff visited with families and shared memories and stories of their children while looking at the memory boards. This year, we created virtual memory boards with photos and stories of your children you shared with us. You can see photos and read heartwarming stories about the children being honored and remembered during Day of Remembrance.

View Memory Boards

Family Panel Discussion

Six panelists representing St. Jude families, along with a parent moderator, explored nine topics of grief and bereavement.

View the panel discussions

Memory-making activity with Child Life

Child life specialists explain and demonstrate a memory-making activity for the entire family. You can do the activity along with them or save it for later.

Watch the memory-making activity

Celebration of Remembrance

The Celebration of Remembrance is a time to honor our children, to remember the many ways they touched our lives, and to express gratitude for the impact they continue to make. 

You can:

  • Watch a video of staff reflections
  • Watch the photo tribute to our heroes, your children
  • Hear a children’s story read to siblings
  • Watch the beautiful balloon release following the service

Watch the Celebration of Remembrance