CANDLES: You will need to have a good supply of candles on hand for the participants. If you are short on funds, ask participants to bring candles, so you will not have to supply as many. For a large turnout, order or buy your candles in advance so that you have time to get more if you need to.
SPREAD THE WORD: You can advertise your vigil by posting flyers in your community, contacting local media, or posting on social media. Word of mouth is also a good way of letting people know.
THE EVENT: You could begin with an open prayer, followed by speeches and readings if you like. Next, you could have the lighting the candles, followed by a moment of silence. Then you could have the sharing of memories, some poetry readings, or the singing of songs or hymns. At the end of the event, you can ask an Elder or family member to close the event with a prayer and then have the MC thank everyone for attending.