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600K Flags to Cover National Mall in Commemoration of U.S. COVID Deaths

More than 600,000 white flags will be placed on the National Mall in D.C. from Sept. 7 through Oct. 3 in remembrance of the American lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic.

The art installation, titled “In America: Remember,” was created by Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, who first placed white flags outside of RFK Stadium in October, CBS News reported.

The project also commemorates the country’s roughly 34 million coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, CBS reported.

“After 165,000 flags were planted in the center, the public was invited to help plant the remaining flags in sections under the trees,” Firstenberg’s website reads. “When we ran out of space in this massive field, we moved into adjacent green spaces for placement of flags.”

A similar installation at the D.C. Armory where visitors could personalize some 200,000 white flags for loved ones lost to the disease was called “In America: How Could This Happen” and ended in November.

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