POSTPONED: City of Cambridge COVID-19 Remembrance Memorial Dedication Rescheduled for October 28

Location

Cambridge Cemetery, 76 Coolidge Avenue. Memorial site inside main gate

Get directions

Description

The COVID-19 Remembrance Memorial Dedication has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. due to weather.


The City of Cambridge invites community members to join Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale for the dedication of the City’s COVID-19 Remembrance Memorial on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. A brief ceremony will be held at the Memorial site inside the main gate of the Cambridge Cemetery, at 71 Coolidge Avenue.

“I hope that this Memorial will serve as a place of reflection for all Cambridge residents who experienced loss during the pandemic,” said Mayor Siddiqui. “We will never forget the lives of Cambridge residents that were taken by COVID-19.”

In conjunction with the Offices of the Mayor and City Manager, the Department of Public Works installed new landscaping, a walkway, benches, and a memorial stone. The Memorial provides residents and families a place to reflect on the loss Cambridge has experienced and remember those residents who are no longer with us due to COVID-19.

“I want to thank the Mayor for her leadership and partnership on this COVID-19 Memorial,” said City Manager Louis A. DePasquale. “COVID-19 has impacted our entire community, and this Memorial at the Cambridge Cemetery provides a place for family, loved ones, and the broader community to pause and remember those who lost their lives to COVID-19.”

Since the emergence of the pandemic, there have been more than 7,500 COVID-19 cases and 125 deaths among Cambridge residents. For more information about the Memorial or the dedication ceremony, contact Maryellen Carvello in the City Manager’s Office at mcarvello@cambridgema.gov or Michael Scarlett in the Mayor’s Office at mscarlett@cambridgema.gov.

Link to Event Flier

Page was posted on 10/18/2021 8:15 PM
Page was last modified on 10/27/2021 2:32 PM
Contact Us

How can we help?

Please provide as much detail below as possible so City staff can respond to your inquiry:

As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper.

Read our complete privacy statement


Service Requests

Enter a service request via Commonwealth Connect for things like missed trash pickups, potholes, etc.