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N.Y.C. to Commemorate One Year Since First Covid-19 Death
New Yorkers will honor those who have died of Covid-19 during a virtual memorial event on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of New York City’s first confirmed virus-related death.
Let’s talk about another important day, and this is a day that’s a somber day, this is a day that we need to reflect. It’s coming up on Sunday, on this Sunday, March 14, the one-year anniversary from the day that we lost the first New Yorker to Covid. And we’re going to mark Sunday with a Covid day of remembrance. We’re going to mark Sunday with a sense of respect and love for the families who have lost loved ones in this crisis. We’re going to remember the people we’ve lost. We’re going to hold them close. But it’s also a time to think about everything that this city has gone through and the strength and the compassion, the love that New Yorkers have shown. We constantly talk about moving forward and our recovery, but we’ve got to take time to remember the people we’ve lost and everything they gave to us, and everything we owe to their families as we come back together — this year has taught us the power of New Yorkers standing together and the compassion of New Yorkers for each other. We’re going to need that going forward. But we can’t move forward until we remember the people who meant so much to us.
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