Frederick County COVID-19 Memorial Being Built

Jan Gardner

It will be in Utica Park in Frederick.

Frederick, Md. (NS) – A memorial to recognize COVID-19’s impact on Frederick County is in development.

County Executive Jan Gardner said a location has been picked out in Utica Park.

“We wanted a place where we could build some kind of memorial in a contemplative setting where we could remember those people who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also recognize those who may be suffering from long term impacts of COVID,” she said.

Gardner added that health care professionals who worked during the pandemic also need to be recognized.

She said the memorial will be a good place to sit and reflect.

“There’s going to be a stone that is going to be engraved and have some wording on it and it will be two-sided so there will be a circular area around it with some added wording and then a pergola and a place for people to sit and be, a, you know, a peaceful contemplative place,” explained Gardner.

The memorial is expected to open this summer.