More than 600,000 flags placed on National Mall to honor lives lost to COVID-19

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WASHINGTON (CNN)—More than 600,000 flags have been placed on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

The flags are part of a public art installation created by artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg.

Each flag represents a person in America who lost their life to the coronavirus.

As of Tuesday, at 11 a.m., there were 676,286 thousand flags.

The tribute is called “In America: Remember” and runs until October 3.

Visitors at the memorial can personalize flags to honor someone they lost.

If you can’t attend the exhibit in person, you can write a dedication online and a volunteer will assemble the flag.

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