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There are more than 670,000 white flags honoring Americans lost to COVID-19 that demand attention

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22.09.2021

In October 2020, social practice artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg created an installation of 150,000 white flags outside of RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., to honor the Americans lost to COVID-19. Now, covering 20 acres of grass beneath the Washington Monument, Firstenberg has placed more than 670,000 flags for that very same reason. In America: Remember, is an art installation project. Firstenberg told NPR the enormity of the project was a compulsion, and not what she originally set out to do, “I didn't purposefully start out to do a large-scale installation. My outrage led me,” she said.

The installation will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3, 2021, and for those “who cannot visit in person,” a website has been set up for them to dedicate a memorial message that will appear on our nation’s mall. It is a powerful piece of work and a stark reminder........

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