The Dignity Memorial® Network and The TEARS Foundation Partner to Bring the Angel of Hope to New Jersey

BROOMALL, Penn. - September 30, 2013

This October marks the 25th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan designating National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. In honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, the Dignity Memorial network and The TEARS Foundation announce the unveiling of the TEARS Angel of Hope Monument.

The Dignity Memorial network of funeral providers donated the monument as an everlasting memorial for babies who have gone too soon due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. The monument is located at Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home, an honored member of the Dignity Memorial network located at 10 Hilliard Drive in Manahawkin, New Jersey.

The TEARS Angel of Hope Monument stands five feet tall with a baby in the angel’s arms. There are two butterfly monuments next to her with engraved names of babies. Benches have been placed at the site so visitors may have a quiet place to honor their child or loved one.

The TEARS Foundation and the Dignity Memorial network invite community members to complete an application to have their baby’s name permanently engraved on the Angel of Hope butterflies. For more information, please visit the Angel of Hope Monument page at

Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home is a proud Dignity Memorial provider in Manahawkin. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, please visit

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