Covid-19 Temporary Memorial at Longfellow Square
A group of neighbors, friends and supporters from Portland’s West End are creating a temporary memorial for those who have died from COVID-19. The community is invited to participate in this opportunity to remember and reflect.
On Friday morning, Nov. 27, the temporary memorial will be placed in Longfellow Square for those who have died from Covid-19. This temporary memorial will be available for viewing and solemn remembrance from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, and again on Saturday, November 28.
There will be no formal gathering or service. Members of the public are invited to participate through quiet reflection. All who have lost a loved one, family member, friend, neighbor, or colleague may commemorate their deaths by placing symbolic remembrances by the signs. These may include flowers, shells, stones, and written remembrances. Please, no candles. Natural materials are encouraged.
Please note, remembrances will be retrieved on Friday evening because no items may be left in the city park overnight. All remembrances will be respectfully returned the next morning. On Saturday evening at 7 p.m., volunteers will remove all remembrances, which will be catalogued for posterity by The West End News.
This is an opportunity for community members to visit, remember, and consider the individuals who have died from COVID-19, their families and friends, and this extraordinary time. Please adhere to COVID-19 distancing and mask protocols.