Duggan announced Detroit Memorial Day for COVID-19 commemorations

Posted at 2:36 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 14:36:09-04

(WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has announced a special memorial day for the people lost to COVID-19 on August 31. The activities will begin on August 30th and run through the next day.

Rochelle Riley, Director of Detroit Arts and Culture, will be leading the Detroit Memorial Day commemoration, which will honor those lost and mark the contributions of the first responders and health care professionals who have battled the pandemic.

At 5:00 p.m. on August 30th there will be commemorations in all of the city’s districts.

There will also be a memorial drive on Belle Isle where mourners will be able to drive by pictures of those who died. It will follow 15 minutes of bell ringing.

Riley says this is an all hands on deck effort.

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