Have you seen the white flags along Camellia Boulevard?

The flags are located in a green space near St. Barnabus Church and each one represents someone in Lafayette who has died from COVID-19. This is something that other towns have done to honor those who have lost their lives due to complications from COVID while also giving their families and loved ones a place to grieve.

It's something that New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell did recently in NOLA and the idea inspired a group of locals who wanted to do something similar here in Lafayette.

While each flag represents someone from Lafayette who died from COVID-19 some flags even bear their names.

Over the weekend, Reverend Michael Bordelon of St. Barnabas church blessed the sea of white flags while a small crowd gathered. Amongst those in attendance were local leaders Senator Gerald Boudreaux, LDH Regional Medical Director Dr. Tina Stefanski, and city council members Nanette Cook and Pat Lewis.

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