Westchester County’s Covid-19 Memorial Moves Indoors for Winter

Westchester County has moved the Ribbons of Remembrance, a memorial dedicated to those lost to Covid-19, from Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers to the main floor of the Michaelian Office Building in White Plains.

County Executive George Latimer said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on us all. We have lost family, friends and neighbors, and we were not able to mourn them properly. Lenoir Preserve provided us with a quiet place to reflect and pay tribute to those who are no longer with us. As we being to see snow, we must move the display indoors to protect it from the weather.”

Visitors can still view the rope structure and ribbons collected from surrounding trees in the display case next to the entrance of the Department of Human Resources. Ribbons are available for those who have recently lost a loved one and are interested in adding their name to the memorial.

The Michaelian Office Building is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Commissioner of Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Kathy O’Connor said: “When this idea was developed, we were honored to have the memorial at Lenoir. Our conservation division has done an outstanding job with this project, and has ensured our residents will continue to have access to the memorial throughout the winter months.”