221 lives lost to COVID-19 remembered in Clarksville – Clarksville Now

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) The Mayors Youth Council of Clarksville met Friday, April 2 at McGregor Park to remember the 221 lives that have been lost to COVID-19 in Montgomery County.

More than 50 people attended the ceremony as members of the Youth Council placed white flags in front of the As the River Flows Museum at the park, which was followed by a memorial ceremony. Family members of the deceased were invited to personalize a white flag in remembrance.

Each flag, all 221 of them, represent not just one person, but an entire family connected to that one person who is now gone. Each flag points to a fissure that has erupted in our community, said Hannah Dodson, president of the Youth Council.

Dodson said the group wanted to give survivors a physical space to mourn alongside others so they know they are not alone in their grief.

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Mayors Youth Council members place white flags for those who have lot their lives to COVID-19 at McGregor Park during a memorial ceremony Apr. 2 2021 (Lee Erwin)

Randy Rubel placed a white flag that showed the name of his brother. My brother Bill Rubel passed away the third of April last year, and it was reported that he was the first one in Clarksville-Montgomery County to pass away from COVID, Rubel said.

Rubel said the ceremony brought back a lot of memories, but it was a healing process, and he was pleased with it.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said he was proud of the group and the event was something the community truly needed.

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