Watch a memorial service for Detroiters lost to COVID-19 at Belle Isle at 8:00 am on Monday, Aug. 31.
The city has constructed over 900 billboards memorializing a majority of the 1,500 Detroiters lost to the virus between March and August 18, according to a release.
“Members of this community are grieving, it is important and necessary to provide an opportunity for families to celebrate those lost to this terrible disease and begin to heal,” said Mayor Duggan in a statement. “We are taking this time to reflect on what has been a very hard time for so many Detroiters and commemorate the lives of our neighbors who are no longer with us.”
Monday’s service is for families that have pre-registered to attend. Detroiters can listen to a soundtrack curated by WRCJ 90.9 FM, and join in the ringing of bells at 8:45 am. The island will be open to the public Tuesday., Sept 1 and Wednesday, Sept 2.