New York City will honor those who lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic in a virtual memorial service this upcoming Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at his press conference on Monday.
“This is a somber day,” said the mayor. “We’re going to mark Sunday with a sense of love and respect for the families that lost loved ones in this crisis. We’re going to remember the people we’ve lost.”
March 14th 2020, was when the city’s first known coronavirus death was reported, the first tragedy of thousands as the coronavirus crashed over New York City like a tidal wave, leaving devastated families.
The memorial ceremony will take place at 7:45 p.m. and people are encouraged to submit the names and photos of their loved ones online.
“It’s also a time to think about everything that this city has gone through, and the strength and compassion and love that New Yorkers have shown,” de Blasio said.