Songs of Remembrance

Songs of Remembrance

6:22am May 18, 2022
A list of of those lost to COVID-19 and the songs that their loved ones remember them by. Illustrated curls of smoke drift over the names, evoking sound waves.
Connie Hanzhang Jin/NPR

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Two years later, nearly a million Americans have died from the disease. To put a face on this number and pay respect to the departed, NPR asked our audience to share songs that reminded them of a loved one lost to COVID-19. What follows are individual stories of those who have passed, those mourning them and the songs that continue to unite them.

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