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Candlelight Vigil to Honor OC COVID-19 Dead

by: Katrina Foley
Posted: June 14, 2021


ORANGE COUNTY...On the evening of Friday, June 11th, we hosted a candlelight vigil to honor the more than 5,000 lives lost during COVID-19. 

The memorial was the first in-person COVID memorial to be held by County government, and featured local elected officials, union leaders and healthcare representatives. The event also featured two musical performances to open and close the ceremony.

"It is my hope this evening helped strengthen our commitment to mourn, reflect and find strength, as our state begins to reopen", said Foley.  

Memorial Speakers:

Dr. Clayton Chau, Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Assembly District 74

Mayor John Stephens, City of Costa Mesa,

Mayor Farrah Khan, City of Irvine

Mayor Kim Carr, City of Huntington Beach

Mayor Tiffany Ackley, City of Aliso Viejo 


Mike Ramirez, United Food and Commercial Workers (Local 324)

Susan Johnson, Health Ministries & Nursing Outreach (Hoag)

Walter Muneton, Social Worker and Vice President of the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education

Julio Robles, Orange County Sheriff's Department

Tim Taber, local business owner

Representative from the National Union of Healthcare Workers  

Performances by:

Richard Adkins, violinist
Violette Remington, vocalist

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