Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Remembering covid victims


A friend alerted us to a project happening now in Washington DC, where thousands of white flags are being planted near the Washington Monument, one flag for each victim of covid.

Getty image, found on NPR website

The installation will be there only until October 3rd, so we won’t get to see it in person, but you can see pictures at the project website.

You can also submit information for your loved one lost to covid at that site, through September 30th, so that they can be part of this event. We have submitted information about my brother-in-law, Denny Morgan.

It’s a beautiful way to keep their memories alive for all of us.

I encourage you to visit the physical site if you’re in the DC area, or online if you can’t get there. There are more images on the NPR site.


Edit: Go to the project website above, and scroll down to the Covid Lost Loved Ones map. You can click on any of the hearts on the map and see the story of the individual. Click on a few. You will see how this virus doesn’t discriminate. The loss is heartbreaking.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

11 thoughts on “Remembering covid victims

  1. A sorrowful and moving memorial. So very, very sorry for your loss.


  2. I hadn’t heard about the flags, thanks for sharing. So sorry for your loss, Dawn.


  3. I saw the installation on the news but did not know people could list their loved one. I think some people like to pretend it didn’t happen, and is still happening. Sorry for your loss, Dawn.


  4. It seems fitting for somebody to plan a memorial for COVID victims. Thank you for informing me because I hadn’t heard this yet. And please convey my sympathy to your husband, too, on the death of Denny.


  5. As my commute to work is a 1/3 mile walk to the barn, hardly get a chance to listen to NPR anymore. Thank you for letting me know of this event. It’s a beautiful idea.


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