Friendship Candle

Why do we light a Friendship Candle at every meeting? At Ladies Circle events a candle of Friendship is lit to remind us of the motto of Ladies Circle, "Friendship and Service", and to create the feeling of togetherness among the Circlers all over the world.  When lighting the candle some words should be said to remind all present why the candle is being lit:

"We light this candle for friendship locally, nationally and internationally"