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Giving Hope, and a Place to Mourn: Memorials to the Pandemic

Giving Hope, and a Place to Mourn: Memorials to the Pandemic

Giving Hope, and a Place to Mourn: Memorials to the Pandemic Giving Hope, and a Place to Mourn: Memorials to the Pandemic The Codogno memorial is not the first in Lombardy, one of the Italian regions first affected by the coronavirus. Last August, the nearby town of Casalpusterlengo unveiled a memorial designed by Ottorino Buttarelli, a local artist, featuring stones …

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Why Are There Almost No Memorials to the Flu of 1918?

Why Are There Almost No Memorials to the Flu of 1918?

Why Are There Almost No Memorials to the Flu of 1918? Why Are There Almost No Memorials to the Flu of 1918? At Hope Cemetery in Barre, Vt., a five-ton granite bench sits on a triangle of grass. It is a mere five feet high and three feet deep, which seems modest in scale relative to the calamity it commemorates. …

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