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PHOTOS: A “HOPE” Quilt to Honor Frontline Workers

The quilt was on display at the Jefferson Memorial this past weekend.

PHOTOS: A “HOPE” Quilt to Honor Frontline Workers

On Saturday, hope came to the Jefferson Memorial. The Virginia-based Covid-19 US Honor Quilt Project organized a quilt installation and event to commemorate the frontline workers and honor those lost to the virus in its “HOPE for America: Honor Weekend.” It’s a nationwide effort that invites people to contribute quilt panels of their own to “provide an outlet for grief and to document heroism in fighting the outbreak.” The idea first came from 95-year-old Phyllis Liedtke in Florida, who asked that her artist daughter Diane Canney create a tribute to those affected by the pandemic. Watch the event’s Facebook livestream here.

Gale Fields from Oxon Hill, MD lost her grandson Thomas Fields, 32, to Covid-19 on March 30. She came to the memorial with her family to see the quilt made in his honor.
Gale Fields’s son, Thomas Fields Sr., takes a photo of the quilt memorializing his son.

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