When my sister and 22 year old cat died, I decided to spend a week commemorating them by lighting a memorial candle. to Thus a memorial candle is lit and remains burning publicly 24 hours per day throughout the entire week. The candle serves to remind one that their loved one’s soul is eternal. Because the only candle I had in the house at the tim was a white cylinder shaped one , I decided to light it. I thought that it would last until someone brought be another one. It remained lit for 24 hours. I then decided to see whether it might remain lighted longer. So here it is, Saturday morning, and the candle burns brightly. Rest in peace, Meredith and Jasmine Lily. May your lights shine brightly through Eternity.