COVID-19 Memorial Plaque Placed On Augusta Riverwalk To Remember Lives Lost In The Community
2020 was certainly a year that no one will forget. It was a year of changes, tragedies, and uncertainty. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared we were in a pandemic due to COVID-19. This disease impacted the world – this past Thursday the City of Augusta recognized that.
On November 9, 2023, the city of Augusta City officials unveiled a to honor all Augusta, Georgia, citizens who lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Plaque was placed on the Augusta Riverwalk.
The permanent plaque stands as a sign of remembrance for those in Augusta who lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic.
City officials were a part of the ceremony. More of Augusta, Garnett Johnson, spoke at the unveiling ceremony along with Commissioners Jordan Johnson and Alvin Mason. Both reviewed that they lost family members to the virus.
Everyone touched on what changes COVID caused, from every day life, church, and just being out in the community.
The purpose of the memorial plaque is to bring a sense of peace to those who are still feeling the impact and pain of COVID-19, today.
This memorial plaque is something families can come to visit, touch, and use as a way to grieve those losses, unlike during that time when they were able to hug their loved ones goodbye or hold a proper farewell ceremony.
Heroes’ Overlook is at the 10th Street entrance of the Augusta Riverwalk near the Augusta Marriott Hotel.