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Posted on: March 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Mayor’s Youth Council to honor pandemic victims

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The Mayor’s Youth Council will convene from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 2 at McGregor Park to remember the 214 local lives lost to COVID-19 in Montgomery County.

The Youth Council will place flags on the grounds of McGregor Park’s Boat Launch Plaza from 10-11 a.m. and invite members of the community to join them at 11 a.m. for a short ceremony.  Council President Hannah Dodson and the Council’s Public Health Representative Rianne Brown will speak, followed by a moment of silence.

Family members of the deceased will be invited to personalize a white flag in remembrance of their loved one.

“This pandemic has been trying for so many in our community, especially those who lost someone close to them,” Dodson said. “The Mayor’s Youth Council wanted to set aside a moment to honor the lives that were lost and allow space for remembrance for families and friends as we begin steps in the long journey to healing.”

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said the event is something the community truly needs.

“I’m proud of the Mayor’s Youth Council for seeing a need for healing in the community and filling that need with this event. I encourage all that can attend to do so as we remember the lives lost during the pandemic,”  Mayor Pitts said. 

The boat launch and east parking lot entrance off Riverside Drive will be blocked off from 7 a.m. to noon to accommodate the event. Attendees should use the entrance at Riverside Drive and College Street.

Social distancing and face coverings will be strongly recommended at this event.

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