City of Southfield to display COVID-19 Memorial & Visual Tribute May 10-28
Program will include candlelight vigil May 11 at 8 p.m.
The Southfield Mayor’s Office, Planning Department, Public Arts Commission and the City Centre Advisory Board will install memorial flags as a tribute to residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road. The flag memorial will be on display from May 10-28 in addition to a candlelight vigil that will take place on May 11 at 8 p.m. which will include a reading of the names of community members who have passed.
“With so many Southfield lives lost to COVID-19, we felt it was vitally important to pay tribute to these cherished friends and family members,” commented Mayor Dr. Ken Siver. “We hope that this memorial tribute provides some comfort to the many families who have lost loved ones as we remember these individuals and share how they inspired us and contributed to our community.”
The city of Southfield is inviting residents to honor lost loved ones by submitting their names, a brief bio (350 character limit) and a photo (optional) to be included in an online memorial at https://www.cityofsouthfield.com/covid19communitymemorial as well as at the candlelight vigil. Submissions should be e-mailed to email@example.com by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7 to be included.
To date, 265 Southfield residents have succumbed due to the COVID-19 virus.
For more information, contact the Mayor’s office at (248) 796-5100.