Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes, however is not limited to, miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, and the death of a newborn.
This day is held annually on October 15. This day is also called PAIL Remembrance Awareness Day.
Often this day is filled with candle-lit vigils.
On October 25, 1988, the Movement began in the United States when President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October 1988 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
In 2002, the October 15th PAIL Remembrance Day Campaign began as an American movement. Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown and Tammy Novak petitioned the federal government as well as the governors of each of the 50 states resulting in 20 signing proclamations recognizing October 15, 2002, as the first observance of PAILRD.nationaldaycalendar.com
8 states enacting permanent proclamations.
- New York
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
I am sad to see my home state, Tennessee is not listed.
Learn more at october15th.com
There is a similar remembrance day in September called Stillbirth Remembrance Day
This blog post in memory of my step-daughter Delani!