Nashua Holds Coronavirus National Day Of Mourning Event

Tony Schinella

NASHUA, NH — City officials participated in a national day of mourning to remember those who lost their lives to COVID-19 Monday.

The event, which was organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Governors Association, faith leaders, and others, asked cities across the country to hold a moment of silence and reflection as well as remarks to honor those who have died.

At this point in the pandemic, more than 100,000 people in United States including 245 Granite Staters have died due to or because of complications of COVID-19.

In Nashua, 14 people have died. City officials displayed an empty chair for each Gate City resident who has passed away.

"Our thoughts and prayers remain with them and their families," said Mayor Jim Donchess. "We'd like to thank our first responders who are on the frontlines of treatment and care during this time."

Donchess read a copy of a national proclamation declaring Monday, June 1, 2020, as a National Day of Mourning and Lament. Nashua Public Health Director Bobbie Bagley opened the event with an invocation and closed with short prayer and moment of reflection.

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This article originally appeared on the Nashua Patch