Fairfax County Government will host the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s COVID-19 Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, at 6 p.m. on the Fairfax County Government Center ellipse. The ceremony will honor and remember all of the lives lost in the 13 jurisdictions that make up the regional commission. The event will be broadcast live on Fairfax County Government Channel 16 as well as on the Facebook pages of both NVRC and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey McKay.
“We Northern Virginians have worked collaboratively together to stem the tide of the coronavirus pandemic, but our losses are considerable,” notes P. David Tarter, chairman of NVRC. “We come together to mourn and remember more than 2,350 of our friends, relatives and neighbors lost to this terrible disease.”
The event will host leaders from throughout the region as Tarter and McKay address the impact COVID-19 has had on Northern Virginia. Additionally, to represent those who serve on the front lines, Fairfax Health District Director Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Chief John Butler and Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis will speak.
The ceremony will culminate with a “last alarm” bell service.
NVRC is a regional council of 13 member local governments in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. These include Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties; the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park; and the towns of Dumfries, Herndon, Leesburg and Vienna.