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Posted on: March 7, 2022

COVID-19 Memorial Day

Mayor Gove with COVID19 Memorial Day Proclamation

The City of Amesbury joined communities around the country honoring the first Monday in March as COVID-19 Memorial Day. 


WHEREAS, the first Monday in March has been designated as COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread across the world, creating a global pandemic that continues to have catastrophic effects on human life and our communities; and

WHEREAS, in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 public servants, frontline and essential workers, and health care professionals took selfless actions to protect their neighbors and communities and find innovative ways to provide services; and

WHEREAS, we have lost more than 5 million people worldwide, more than 900,000 people in the United States, more than 22,000 people in Massachusetts and 51 Amesbury residents to this virus; and

WHEREAS, each life lost to COVID-19, each inequality and broken system brought to light, and each sacrifice made shall never be forgotten. 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, KASSANDRA GOVE, Mayor of the City of Amesbury join the United State Conference of Mayors in remembrance of those who have lost their lives, honoring all who have been impacted by COVID-19 and commemorating our healthcare and essential workers.  

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