Vehicles moved slowly along the roads of Belle Isle State Park in Detroit this past week, as people paid their respects to Detroiters.
Detroit Memorial Drive, organized by Rochelle Riley, City of Detroit Arts and Culture Director, was created to honor Detroit victims of COVID-19.
Over 900 photos of Detroiters provided by family members were made into posters, which were staked on one side of the perimeter road and then both sides of the interior roads.
The 900+ photos represent more than 1,500 Detroiters who died from COVID-19.
It was a somber, heartbreaking drive to see photos of people I know, ministers I’ve heard preach, couples smiling at each other, community leaders, and police officers.