West Lafayette, Indiana (WLFI) – West Lafayette leaders are taking action to recognize the impact of COVID-19 in their community.
City introduces COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day. The decision was formally approved at this week’s Board of Public Works meeting.
In his proclamation, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis says officials, health professionals and other essential workers have taken bold action and stepped up to provide essential services during this time.
City Clerk Sana Booker says these people deserve to be recognized for doing their part to keep everyone else safe during the pandemic.
“We wanted all of our citizens, not just West Lafayette, but all of Tippecanoe [County]to be safe and sound,” Booker said. “We are well aware of the sacrifices made by our healthcare workers and all of our public servants for what we have attempted. It is important that we recognize them in this way.”
The city’s COVID-19 Remembrance Day is held annually on the first Monday of March, with the first being on Monday, March 7th.
Booker says this pandemic has been a struggle for everyone, and this is the city’s way of recognizing those struggles.
“It’s a completely different world. This is now,” Booker said. “We didn’t see this coming, but we fought. We appreciate everyone who has it. We care for those dealing with the loss and aftermath of COVID. That’s the least we can do.”
Read Mayor Dennis’ full Memorial Day Proclamation for Victims and Survivors of COVID-19 here.