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Belvidere churches to ring bells on Tuesday in honor of COVID-19 victims

BELVIDERE, NJ (Warren County) – Warren County will join in remembering and honoring the lives lost to COVID-19 as part of a national effort Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30 p.m. as the bells ring at churches around the county’s Garret D. Wall Park in Belvidere.

“Every corner of our country was impacted by this pandemic. Warren County will join with the rest of the nation in a moment of unity and remembrance for the lives lost to COVID-19,” Board of County Commissioners Director James Kern III said.

“Please consider lighting a candle during this time to remember our friends, family and neighbors who were taken by this virus,” Kern said.

As of last Wednesday, 173 Warren County residents had died from COVID-19-related causes, while another 14 who were probable COVID-19 cases also had died.

“As we approach the one-year mark of COVID-19, I have gathered our churches here in Belvidere to sound our bells on January 19th at 5:30 p.m.,” Belvidere Mayor Joseph Kennedy said. “I am asking for a moment of silence as we listen and continue to ask for God’s guidance, seeking prayers and blessings for those we have lost and those battling COVID-19. I invite all mayors across our county, state and country to do the same.”

The memorial is part of the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s schedule of events prior to Wednesday’s inauguration. For more information, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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