LAWRENCE, Mass. — The City of Lawrence has installed a memorial to honor the 144 residents who have died from COVID-19.
The memorial, compiled of 144 empty chairs, is lined up in rows in Campagnone Common Park facing City Hall.
Mayor Daniel Rivera drew inspiration from the memorial installed in Washington D.C. by COVID Survivors for Change.
“This memorial is a symbol of not just the lives this virus has taken but also of the fight we are actively in against it,” said Mayor Daniel Rivera.
Lighting and police surveillance cameras have been installed around the memorial to ensure it stays intact.
Observers are asked to respect the memory of those lost to COVID-19 and they should not sit in the chairs.
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