Covid-19 Pandemic Memorial Week

When: March 15th - 20th

Lewis County is honoring our local heroes and remembering our loved ones lost as we approach the one year anniversary of COVID-19 being present in our community. March 16th, 2021 marks the one year anniversary of Lewis County declaring a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time, our community has rallied together in an effort to support those directly impacted by the illness.

As of March 1, 2021, 1783 people in Lewis county have tested positive and we have lost 27 people to the illness. All of us have been touched in some way by COVID-19. 

Lewis County would like to recognize all the essential businesses and employees for your continuous support that you provide for the community. As we enter this year with hope, the week of March 15 - 19 we ask that the community come together once again to show your appreciation for those that have kept us safe during this unprecedented time.

COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Week is a collaborative effort between Lewis County, the business community, and the faith community to bring the community together to honor and remember the past year. We have chosen the color blue and the Forget-Me-Not flower as symbols of recognition. During the week, residents of Lewis County will have opportunities to express their support and gratitude by:

  • Join a Virtual Commemorative Service on March 16th at 7:00pm hosted by the Lowville Clergy

  • Simply wear blue to demonstrate your appreciation 

  • Create a visual display by decorating windows, mailboxes, doors, lawns and homes

  • Enter a photo contest by submitting photos of your visual display

  • SHOP LOCAL. Show your appreciation for local businesses by shopping, eating and enjoying local this week. #NaturallyTogether #ShopLocal

  • Reach out to our essential workers, friends and neighbors to say thanks, offer support or just say hello.

  • Share your stories of community kindness during this unprecedented time. #NaturallyTogether

To learn more about the events and activities of COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Week, visit lewiscounty.org/memorial_week Information will also be available on Linking Lewis County and links on local social media.

If you have any questions please call Patricia Fralick at 315-376-5858. 


Express your thanks and honor your loved ones lost at the Lions Times Square at the 4 Corners in Lowville

The Committee Setting up on Saturday March 13th


 
The Service of Remembrance has been created by Lowville Clergy from the Baptist, Catholic, Mennonite, Nazarene and Presbyterian traditions and will draw heavily on the Psalms and lean deeply into prayer. There will be space created for confession, lament, grace, gratitude, and finally hope. In our worship we will name the struggles and sadness of this past year.  We will also look for the joy and express gratitude as we pause to name the blessings of this past year, and conclude by anticipating the hope we envision in the future that will be before us. This past year has been challenging in countless ways, by coming together to worship, we will be able to grieve, hope and even rejoice together.
Live Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd4zQaGixos
Email Submissions for the photo contest should be emailed to patriciafralick@lewiscounty.ny.gov. Alternatively, you can upload your submissions by clicking here!


Share Your Appreciation on Social Media
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