WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - The United States officially marked a grim milestone on Tuesday when the number of American deaths attributed to COVID-19 hit 200,000.
The COVID-19 Memorial Project Volunteers organization is commemorating those whose lives have been taken during the novel coronavirus pandemic by installing 20,000 American flags on the National Mall in D.C.
Chris Duncan, whose 75 year old mother Constance died from COVID on her birthday, walks through a COVID Memorial Project installation of 20,000 American flags on the National Mall as the United States crosses the 200,000 lives lost in the COVID-19 pa
The novel coronavirus has largely defined American life since it arrived in late winter – shuttering businesses, forcing people to self-isolate, and compelling them to wear masks when they do go out into the public.
On Monday, local volunteers gathered in the heart of the nation’s capital to plant the flags facing the White House.
The final 1,000 flags were installed on Tuesday morning followed by a brief memorial service led by interfaith leaders.