On Monday, March 1, 2021, Suffolk County Legislator Nick Caracappa joined other elected officials to attend a COVID-19 Memorial press conference to memorialize and honor over 3,000 residents of the County who’ve lost their lives this past year to the Coronavirus.
The event, which took place at the William H. Rogers Building of the Suffolk County Legislature in Hauppauge, marked the opening of the Suffolk County COVID-19 Memorial project. Families of COVID-19 victims were invited to tie the first few ribbons onto a structure that has been assembled by a local scout troop in front of the building.
The structure will remain on display throughout the month of March, giving Suffolk families of the departed an opportunity to add a ribbon in their loved one’s memory.
“We’ve all had to face the realization of what this deadly Coronavirus is capable of,” stated Legislator Nick Caracappa. “Whether directly or indirectly impacted, we as a community grieve the many lives lost due to Covid-19, and should commit to keeping the memories of our loved ones alive. As we take the necessary steps to reduce and eliminate this deadly virus, it’s also important to continually acknowledge and appreciate the frontline workers for their tireless efforts this past year. However, today’s ceremony is in tribute of those we’ve lost, and showing our support for the loved ones they’ve left behind. ”
Photo (left to right) Suffolk County Legislature’s Presiding Officer Rob Calarco, Legislator Nick Caracappa, Suffolk County PBA President Noel DiGerolamo and Legislator Steve Flotteron.