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In America: Remember blankets the National Mall in remembrance of lives lost to COVID-19

Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg has blanketed the National Mall in white flags for In America: Remember, creating a massive memorial

The sprawling field of flags that makes up In America: Remember (Elvert Barnes/Flickr/Accessed under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license)
The sprawling field of flags that makes up In America: Remember (Elvert Barnes/Flickr/Accessed under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license)

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A large swath of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., has been covered with more than 670,000 white flags—one for every American life lost so far to COVID-19. The installation, entitled In America: Remember, is the work of artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg and is on view through October 3.

Visitors can walk through the immense field of flags and stop at a table to “personalize” a flag with the name of someone who has died during the pandemic. All weekend, people have been doing just that.

Those who can’t visit can dedicate a flag online until September 30 at www.inamericaflags.org and their messages will be handwritten on a flag by a volunteer and also included in an online compilation of the messages. Marking the installation is a sign that keeps a running tally of the death toll.

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