After a death of a father, the family set up an event when every year on the day of his death they would release lanterns in his memory. My mother works with the mother of the family so they invited us to join them. It fortunatly was more fun than I expected. No one was crying or comepletly silent, and everyone was having fun setting off the lanterns into the night sky. I've set these things off before one by one, but seeing more than 50 to 100 go off at one time was pretty cool, makes me want to go see one of those huge crowd events where a whole city releases them. I think this is a great way to remember a person.