COVID-19 Memorial 3

The memorial was hung during a brief prayer. Submitted photo.

Whether through loss of routine, prom, travel or of a loved one, it’s a feeling we have all experienced in some form over the past year and a half. 

To memorialize our collective losses and traumas, First Presbyterian Church of Hudson collaborated on a visual arts project to connect during our time of grieving. The church hosted a booth at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival Sept. 25-26.

All were invited to place a thumb print on a panel, outline it with words that describe your grief throughout the pandemic and then connect your thumbprint with one of someone else. 

“The pandemic has placed an imprint on all of us,” said Rev. Dr. Kendra Grams of First Presbyterian. “The idea is that we're honoring that.” 

The middle panel will be used to memorialize the 75 lives lost to COVID-19 in St. Croix County with 75 cross cut pieces of wood. If a loved one of those 75 people would like to honor them through this project, they’re invited to personalize one of the cross cut branches. 

The panels were hung on Oct. 10 during a brief prayer service. All are welcome and invited to view them at First Presbyterian Church of Hudson.

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