A local Boy Scout Troop created a memorial project to honor Suffolk County residents who died from Covid-19. Officials attended the unveiling of the memorial made by Troop 888 situated outside the William H. Rogers Building in Hauppauge.
Another memorial structure was set up in the lobby of the Evans K. Griffing building, at 300 Center Drive in Riverhead. According to a post by the Suffolk County Police Department about the project, two structures will eventually be combined into one and put on permanent display in Hauppauge.
Boy Scout Troop 888 is located in Smithtown and celebrates its 50th anniversary this yer.
Photo: SCPD Facebook page.
Residents who have lost a loved one to COVID-19 are encouraged to visit this link for information on how to include their loved one’s name and tie a ribbon in that person’s honor.
Ribbons and markers will be also available at both locations Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm for the entire month of March.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart was on hand at the unveiling. She sais that Covid-19 will “forever be imprinted in our lives and while this virus claimed too many lives it also highlighted the dedication of our essential workers.”
“I hope this memorial will provide solace to those who lost loved ones to the pandemic and let it serve as a reminder of the sacrifices individuals made to help others,” said Hart.