What began as a way to remember her own mother has turned into a county wide memorial.
In 2014 Chattooga County resident Janice Sabo started a tradition, a memorial video dedicated to all the Chattooga County families who lost a loved one during the year.
“When my Mom passed away she was only 56 and I was lost. My Mother’s wish was to be cremated and her ashes spread over her Mom and Dad’s grave. Later I realized, I didn’t really have a memorial for my Mom. I would visit my grandparents grave site where my Mom’s ashes were spread but there was no gravestone, no marker, nothing in remembrance of my Mom. That’s why I started doing the video. Our loved ones should be remembered, always,” said Sabo.
“This year was very difficult. So many young people and just so many people. 2020 was a tough year on so many. I hope people will remember that we never know what someone is going through so just be nice,” Sabo said.
The 2020 Chattooga County Memorial Video can be viewed here.