In the Christian Church there is a special day, November 1st, that is set aside to celebrate all the saints, known and unknown to us. This is a major feast day. The next day is All Souls Day when we honor those who have died. Of course the distinction between those two groups is unclear. There are officially recognized saints, but no one would say that that list can possibly cover all those who would/could be described as saints - so many are known to God alone. Certainly, the Christian church doesn't have a corner on the market in saints - they have existed in all cultures and faith communities, maybe by other names.
We made three 6' by 3' banners of felt, attaching them to dowels for hanging. And then everyone started writing out names. The stars were attached with double stick tape. We ran out of over 200 stars and will be making more this week so other names can be added. Our church hosts a number of different groups, like AA, and it would be great to offer these guests the chance to include names if they'd like.
The idea is simple, easily completed with minimal expense. And the community involvement is priceless. Feel free to use it, ammend it, or share your own ideas.