NEW YORK– On Sunday, people were seen offering an emotional tribute to its 30,258 dead in the US city, which was most bereaved by the coronavirus. 2020 was a tough year, and faced lots of tensions all around the globe, especially the United States got massively clothed from the covid-19 virus and lost thousands of lives.
And to offer condolence, and stand with those families who all lost their loved ones during the global pandemic, New York was founded amidst an emotional wave of air all around the city. A city which is most of the time gleaming with lights and lively streets and roads, it was standing all together with covid-19 victims!
Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a live virtual ceremony, after calling for a moment of silence to honor the victims- “More New Yorkers lost than in World War Two, Vietnam, Hurricane Sandy and 9/11 put together. Every family touched in some way, and for so many families a pain, that is raw”.
Moreover, the Democratic proclaimed the “health care heroes”, “who saved lives”, “sometimes at their own expense”.
He said in Spanish- “No matter what happens, no one can take away the dances you’ve already danced, while quoting a Colombian writer “Gabriel Garcia Marquez”, in a city where a third of immigrants are of Latin origin.
Lastly, the virtual ceremony began with a short recital by the New York Philharmonic. It is in the front of lit candles on the most popular and iconic Brooklyn Bridge on a chilly and windy night and a vibe of togetherness. Also, the black and white photos are being projected on the bridge of the victims. There were numerous speeches by religious readers, a poet, and a performance by Hezekiah Walker. Even performances were done by the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church and popular gospel artist, who was accompanied by Love Fellowship Choir. It’s quite sure that 2020 would have a longer impact on us, lots of learnings, sufferings, and at last coming out to be as one irrespective of boundaries or any other difference. The whole world supported each other and spread brotherhood to help nations survive the pandemic.