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COVID-19 Remembrance

As of Sunday at noon, 331 people in Cambria County have died from COVID-19, according to the PA Department of Health’s dashboard.

This week, one local organization will be honoring those 331 people who have died.

“In This Together Cambria,” an online group created last year to encourage residents to do their part in ending the pandemic, will host a virtual memorial.

The group will present “Lights of Remembrance, A Memorial for Cambria County COVID Victims” on Tuesday, January 19th from 5:30-8:30pm.

One candle luminary will be lit to represent each person lost in Cambria County to COVID-19 near the Stone Bridge in Johnstown.

The Stone Bridge will also be lit in red and yellow lights for COVID-19 awareness.

“In This Together Cambria” creator Ashlee Kiel says it’s important to realize each of those numbers represent a human life lost.

“We just felt that it was important to make sure that we were honoring the families, the people who were lost, and their individual lives and experiences, because any type of loss of this enormity is hard on a community,” Ashlee said.

She says the public is invited to stay home and watch the event through live stream.

“This is an opportunity for us to recognize those individuals who died, and also to mourn as a community for what we’ve lost this year,” Ashlee said.

live stream on Tuesday:

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