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'97 Percent' Group Plans COVID-19 Memorial For Idahoans Lost From The Pandemic

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In this Oct. 27, 2020, Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg walks among thousands of white flags planted in remembrance of Americans who have died of COVID-19 near Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington.

 

Even as vaccinations for COVID-19 are happening, Idaho is still being hit hard by the pandemic. Since March Idaho has had 123,517 confirmed cases of the virus, while the death toll for our state is more than 1,500.

That means more than 1,500 hundred families are coping with the loss of a loved one. So to honor those who have died, a statewide memorial is being planned for Jan. 14 to remember them.

 

Joining Idaho Matters to talk more about this are event organizers with the group 97 Percent Nathaniel Hoffman, Mike Satz and retired pastor of Boise’s Vineyard Church Tri Robinson.

 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

 

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.