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Executive - Press Release

Posted on: April 11, 2022

County Executive Meyer announces County COVID-19 memorial project; asks for community’s help

New Castle, DE – New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced special plans to honor those in New Castle County who lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, New Castle County has lost 1,368 people related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 11, the county will host a memorial ceremony for family and community members who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-19 with a memorial flag garden and photo displays. The event will feature local dignitaries and faith leaders and the dedication of a new memorial bench in the park. In addition to speeches, there will be singing, supportive fellowship, as well as information on local support resources.

 

“We are honored to host this event to remember those loved ones who lost their lives to this pandemic,” said County Executive Meyer. “We hope the community supports this program by providing images of their loves ones in memory of those they lost.”

 

The public is invited to attend the ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 6 p.m. at the Glasgow Park Bank Barn, 2275 Pulaski Highway in Bear, Delaware. Following the ceremony, the photo display will be open for viewing and will remain open during the Farmers Market on Thursdays through October from 3-7 p.m.

 

The community can commemorate their loved one at the remembrance event in two ways. First, they can share a photo of their loved one to be included in the photo display. Second, families can create a memorial flag to be displayed in the memorial flag garden on May 11. 

 

For additional information about this event please visit newcastlede.gov/covid19memorial. 

 

Photos can be submitted to covid19memorial@newcastlede.gov through April 19.  

 

To create and submit a memorial flag, please visit any of these locations by May 5:
 

Absalom Jones Senior Center

310 Kiamensi Drive

Wilmington, DE 19804

 

Appoquinimink Library

651 N. Broad Street

Middletown, DE 19709

Bear Library

101 Governor’s Place

Bear, DE 19701

 

Brandywine Hundred Library

1300 Foulk Road

Wilmington, DE 19803

Claymont Library

400 Lenape Way

Claymont, DE 19703

 

Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library

115 High Street

Odessa, DE 19730

 

Delaware City Library

30 Spruce Avenue

Wilmington, DE 19805

 

Elsmere Library

30 Spruce Avenue

Wilmington, DE 19805

 

Garfield Park Rec Center

26 Karlyn Drive

New Castle, DE 19720

 

Hockessin Library

1023 Valley Road

Hockessin, DE 19707

 

Hockessin Recreation Center

7259 Lancaster Pike

Hockessin, DE 19707  

 

Hope Center

365 Airport Road 

New Castle, DE 19720 

 

James H. Gilliam Building

77 Reads Way

New Castle, DE 19720

 

Kirkwood Library

6000 Kirkwood Highway

Wilmington, DE 19808

 

Newark Free Library

750 Library Avenue

Newark, DE 19711

 

New Castle County Government Center

87 Reads Way

New Castle, DE 19720

 

New Castle Public Library

424 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720

 

North Wilmington Library

3400 N. Market St.

Wilmington, DE 19802

 

Route 9 Library &Innovation Center

3022 New Castle Avenue

New Castle, DE 19720

 

Wilmington Public Library

10 E 10th Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

 

Woodlawn Library

2020 W. Ninth Street

Wilmington, DE 19805 

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