Nearly 900 billboard-sized photographs of people who died of the virus were placed in the park on the day Mayor Mike Duggan (D) declared “Detroit Memorial Day” to commemorate those who had not died. And because of them he did not receive funeral or memorial services. Restrictions on meetings.
Duggan said in a statement on Monday, “Detroit cared deeply for each other and we felt it was necessary to collectively provide members of this community an opportunity for the terrible people who lost to this terrible virus went.” Memorial. “This is how we begin the medical process.”
The photos represent some of the more than 1,500 city dwellers who have died from the virus.
According to the Associated Press report, the hearing heard by police led to a procession around Belle Isle Park in the Detroit River, which began at 8:45 am.
WRCJ, a radio station that plays classical and jazz music, added the gospel to its playlist and read the names of those who died, according to Newswire.
Rochelle Riley, Detroit’s director of arts and culture, said the memorial was “designed to bring some peace to the families whose loved ones did not have the funeral they deserved.”
“But it may also force us to work harder to limit the number of COVID-19 deaths that occur in the coming months,” Riley said, according to AP.