The number of deaths in the United States due to COVID-19 has now passed 675,000, more than the number of Americans who died during the 1918 influenza pandemic.
In Washington, D.C., a new temporary art installation named “In America: Remember,” commemorates the many Americans who have died of COVID-19 over the past year and a half.
Hundreds of thousands of small white flags were planted on 20 acres of the National Mall.
Seen from atop the Washington Monument, people walk through the flags of the “In America: Remember” public art installation on September 19, 2021.
A woman (Mourner) looks at white flags that are part of the artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg’s temporary installation on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., September 17, 2021.