In This Together Cambria, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, and The Tribune-Democrat are partnering to present Lights of Remembrance: A Memorial for Cambria County COVID Victims from 5:30-8:30 on January 19.
The memorial, which will be presented at the riverwall beneath the Iron Street side of the Stone Bridge, will consist of one candle luminary representing each of the more than 300 Cambria County residents lost to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
The Stone Bridge will be lighted in red and yellow, the awareness colors for COVID-19, courtesy of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association. The installation is made possible with funding from the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health. The memorial coincides with the national coronavirus memorial planned in Washington, DC.
As we honor the life of each community member, we also mourn with their families and all those who loved them. We recognize the singular grief that comes with a loved one’s passing without familiar faces around them. We grieve the absence of closure from funerals in a time when it remains unsafe to gather together to say goodbye.
We hope you will join us and take a moment to consider the enormity of our community’s loss.
Watch the livestream of the Johnstown Stone Bridge linked in the event to view the memorial, or visit The Tribune-Democrat’s Facebook page to view Facebook Live footage throughout the evening.