Watch Today’s Citywide COVID-19 Memorial At Belle Isle

The city has constructed a drive-thru memorial to remember victims of COVID-19. Watch an online dedication below.

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.  

Watch the live video below on Monday, Aug. 31.

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  • Shiraz Ahmed
    Shiraz Ahmed served as Digital and Audience Engagement Editor for 101.9 WDET from 2019-2020. His favorite salsa is Marco’s Mexican salsa, a now-defunct chain that produced the salsa of his childhood.