Remembering the 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19

lit candle on a black backdrop, with white text that says "remembering the 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States"

At their meeting last night, February 22, 2021, the Board of Selectmen held a moment of silence in remembrance of the 500,000 Americans that have lost their lives to COVID-19. 

Excerpt from the 2/22/21 Presidential Proclamation:

As of this week during the dark winter of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 500,000 Americans have now died from the virus. That is more Americans who have died in a single year of this pandemic than in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined. On this solemn occasion, we reflect on their loss and on their loved ones left behind. We, as a Nation, must remember them so we can begin to heal, to unite, and find purpose as one Nation to defeat this pandemic.

-Jospeh R. Biden, Jr.