Join Us Monday Evening to Remember COVID-19 Victims


COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day

▪ Monday, March 1

▪ Tacoma Dome Parking Lot A

▪ Gates at 5:15 p.m., program starts at 5:30 p.m.

At Tuesday night’s Tacoma City Council meeting, Mayor Victoria Woodards proclaimed Monday, March 1 to be COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day in Tacoma. The proclamation is part of similar gestures being made by mayors across the country.

In Tacoma, the day will include an event on Monday evening in the Tacoma Dome parking lot intended to show support and recognition for everyone who has passed away and those coping with the void that has been left. Monday’s memorial event was planned over the last month by Shiloh Baptist Church, the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance and OURChurch, in coordination with Mayor Woodards’ office.

All members of the community are invited to start arriving at Tacoma Dome parking lot A at 5:15 p.m. Similar to an event at Cheney Stadium mourning the loss of Manuel Ellis, the event will include several speakers, with those in attendance encouraged to stay in their cars to maintain social separation. The families of those who have passed away are specifically invited.

In what event organizers Pastor Gregory Christopher and Pastor Kim Forest hope will be a powerful and meaningful visual display, each person lost to COVID-19 in Pierce County will be represented by lights that will be placed near the LeMay Car Museum. When the memorial concludes, each light — some 500 in total — will stand illuminated for 24 hours.

Read more in the Tacoma News Tribune:

Share this story!