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File #: RS2021-729    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/8/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 1/19/2021 Final action: 1/19/2021
Title: A Resolution honoring the memory of Nashvillians who have died from COVID-19.
Sponsors: Zulfat Suara, Nancy VanReece, Jennifer Gamble, Courtney Johnston, John Rutherford, Sandra Sepulveda, Erin Evans, Dave Rosenberg, Ginny Welsch, Kathleen Murphy, Tanaka Vercher, Bob Mendes, Jeff Syracuse, Burkley Allen, Brett Withers, Sharon Hurt, Tom Cash, Russ Bradford, Freddie OConnell, Delishia Porterfield, Gloria Hausser, Emily Benedict, Larry Hagar, Brandon Taylor, Bob Nash, Joy Styles
Attachments: 1. RS2021-729, 2. RS2021-729 Amendment


A Resolution honoring the memory of Nashvillians who have died from COVID-19.



WHEREAS, the COVID-19 coronavirus is one of the deadliest pandemics in history, which has impacted virtually all parts of the world; and

WHEREAS, Nashville has not escaped the tragic impact of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, Nashville recently surpassed 500 COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic began last March; and

WHEREAS, almost all Nashvillians know someone who has suffered as a result of contracting COVID-19, and many know someone who has died; and

WHEREAS, on January 8, 2021, flags were placed in the Public Square in front of the courthouse in memory of those Nashvillians who have lost their lives to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, as part of the 59th Presidential Inauguration, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is hosting a memorial to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 in cities and towns across the country on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, which will feature a lighting around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool; and

WHEREAS, the PIC has invited cities to join Washington, D.C. in illuminating buildings on January 19, 2021 in a national moment of unity and remembrance; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government will be illuminating the Metro Courthouse in amber on January 19th as part of this national memorial event; and

WHEREAS, in conjunction with the national memorial, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council be on record as remembering and honoring the lives of those lost to COVID-19.


Section 1. That the Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as honoring the memory of Nashvillians who have died from COVID-19.

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.