Frankfort, KY (STL.News) On Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman will host a virtual Team Kentucky COVID-19 Memorial on Capitol grounds to honor the more than 4,700 Kentuckians lost to the virus and mark one year since the first positive case in the commonwealth.
“We must remember every Kentuckian we have lost, honor them and rally around their loved ones,” said Gov. Beshear. “We also want to recognize those who dedicated their lives this last year to protecting fellow Kentuckians and saving lives. Kentuckians have really stepped up to protect each other the last 12 months, and I couldn’t be prouder to be your Governor.
“While this has been a difficult year, I know we will defeat COVID in 2021 and we have more hope every day with these effective vaccines, our case numbers dropping for almost two straight months and Kentuckians continuing to follow the guidance from public health officials to slow the spread.”
Gov. Beshear will lead the ceremony at 1 p.m. EST on the back of the Capitol lawn (weather permitting) with prayers from faith leaders, musical performances and remembrances from those who lost loved ones and those whose have been on the front lines responding to the deadly pandemic.