More people have died in Oklahoma from COVID-19 than died from the 911 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing combined.
Legislative Democrats are scheduled to hold a memorial at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Monday to honor more than 3500 Oklahomans who have died from COVID-19.
The legislators are asking the public to join virtually via the Oklahoma House Democrats Facebook page (www.facebook.com/oklahousedems).
WHAT: Legislative memorial to honor victims of COVID-19
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 1, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Oklahoma State Capitol Southside steps
“Too many Oklahomans have experienced the pain of losing a family member or friend to Covid-19 over the past year, but state leaders have provided few opportunities for collective healing,” said Rep. Merleyn Bell, D-Norman. “My Democratic colleagues and I believe it is important to show our fellow Oklahomans across the state that they are not grieving alone. Their pain is felt by each of us and their loss is at the forefront of our minds as we begin this legislative session.”