Nov 12, 2022, 10:29pmUpdated 4h ago
Community organizers hosted the second annual holiday event Rami’s Heart National COVID-19 Memorial Saturday.
The occasion was more than just a holiday event, but an opportunity for those still grieving to gather and feel a sense of community similar to the COVID-19 memorial started by Rima Samman, who lost her brother to the illness in May 2020
Many gathered to remembered loved ones from the time the memorial was first started on the beach in Belmar to its now permanent home at Allaire Community Farms in Wall Township.
Over 6 million people have died from COVID-19 globally with over 1 million in the United States alone.
Rami’s Heart also continues to lobby for a National Day of Remembrance to honor those who died from COVID-19.