ALEXANDRIA, VA-On Thursday, March 11, Christ Church in Old Town will honor local COVID-19 victims by placing white flags in its graveyard.
Since the pandemic hit the area last March, 120 Alexandrians have died of COVID-19. And there will be a flag to honor each soul lost. These will remain on display until March 24.
“The Christ Church graveyard has always been a public place for our city, and people have walked through for generations, to enjoy a quiet moment, to see the historic markers, or just to cut through on a walk through Old Town,” said the Rev. Dr. Noelle York-Simmons. “Now we hope they will pause to remember those in our city whom we love and see no longer. We’ve lost brothers, sisters, parents, co-workers, and friends. The toll of this virus on our city is great and we hope to provide a place to mourn.”
Christ Church – established more than 235 years ago and home to 1,000 parishioners – welcomes all to visit, remember, and pray. It is located at 118 N. Washington Street