World AIDS Day…we remember.

World AIDS Day…we remember…







1987. The rose ceremony was a tradition began in the Pines as more and more from the community were lost to AIDS. . Many brought a rose as a symbol of love. These were then thrown into the ocean at the close of the service.

World AIDS Day highlights the success of worldwide efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, as well as the importance of continued support for these efforts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that global efforts have resulted in 19.5 million people receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection in 2016 …



1987. As AIDS progressed these ceremonies took place weekly in the Pines.


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1987. We remember today and always those we lost, and those who continue the fight. It’s a history that is yours, mine, and ours… #ownyourhistory#

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