Today, the loved ones of Detroiters lost to COVID-19 had a chance to have memorial processions on Belle Isle, where the City of Detroit has set up hundreds of billboards honoring victims of the coronavirus. The memorial will be open to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday.

WRCJ 90.9FM has been broadcasting music to provide a soundtrack for the memorial and also share stories about those who have been lost.

In this interview for One Detroit, WRCJ’s Peter Whorf talks with the City of Detroit’s Arts and Culture Director, Rochelle Riley, about the importance of taking a moment to remember Detroiters who have been lost during the pandemic.