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.
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.