In September of 2021, artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg covered the National Mall in a blanket of white: one flag representing each life lost to COVID-19 in the United States. This film provides an observational glimpse into this exhibit, dropping into intimate moments of people honoring their loved ones and examining the role of mourning and closure during an unfolding tragedy.
- Jamie Meltzer
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America Remembers Fund
In America: Remember was a public art exhibition conceived and installed by artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg on nearly 20 acres of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. At its closing on October 3, 2021, over 700,000 white flags were waving at the base of the Washington Monument, with each flag honoring the life lost in America because of COVID-19. Given its scale, the project was the largest public participatory art installation on the Mall since the AIDS quilt. The visual moment allowed people to reflect on the tragedy suffered by our nation. It provided the community with the opportunity to honor individual lives shortened by COVID-19.