Cedar Lane UU Church is hosting a “Naming the Lost” memorial to remember those dear to us who have died from the coronavirus. This outdoor garland memorial is a tangible way to honor their memory and grieve together.
The memorial is open to anyone, and all are welcome to add a name. A box of materials is available at the memorial for anyone who wishes to add a name. You may use a template provided in English or Spanish, or create your own card with a prayer, photo or poem to hang on the memorial. A member of Cedar Lane will come by each day to laminate additions so that they are not damaged by the weather. To add a name via email, send a note to NamingtheLost@CedarLane.org.
The memorial was inspired by the “Labor of Mourning: Naming the Lost” movement in New York City, where hundreds of memorials around the city gave witness to the devastating loss of humanity. It is intended to add names to the daily numbers of people lost. Learn more about the work of the artists, activists, folklorists and citizens involved in the Naming the Lost effort here.
If you come onto the church grounds to add a name or see the memorial, please observe all CDC and local guidelines, wear a mask and keep physically distant from others.