Local leaders honor lives lost to coronavirus with memorial service in Gardena

March 05, 2021

A memorial service held at the Roosevelt Memorial Park Cemetery in Gardena Friday evening, March 5, honored residents across Los Angeles County and beyond who have died from coronavirus-related causes.

The service was streamed online to prevent a large gathering.

Assemblyman Mike Gipson — whose 64th District includes parts of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Torrance, West Long Beach, Harbor Gateway, Lynwood and Wilmington — called on local leaders and others in his district to help collect the names of residents who have died from the virus.

“Although we cannot congregate as we once did,” Gipson said, “we come together to pay homage, respect and recognition to those who have lost their lives to this pandemic.

“Those are our mothers, our fathers,” he added, “sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and cousins.”

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