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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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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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