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Charleston to hold remembrance ceremony for S.C. lives lost to COVID-19

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By Patrick Phillips | July 15, 2020 at 1:27 PM EDT - Updated July 16 at 11:38 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will host a Day of Prayer and Remembrance ceremony Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to the South Carolinians who have died from COVID-19.

The ceremony will include clergy members and will take place at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael’s Church at the corner of Meeting and Broad Streets.

The current death toll in South Carolina stands at 984 as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

During the ceremony, Tecklenburg will issue a proclamation on behalf of the city and four clergy members will deliver a prayer, city spokesman Jack O’Toole said.

The invited clergy are the Rev. Richard Grimball of St. Michael’s Church, the Rev. Dr. Annette Brewer of Wallingford Presbyterian Church, Vicar Calhoun Walpole of Grace Church Cathedral and the Rev. Anthony Thompson of Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal.

The flag atop Charleston City Hall will fly at half-staff to honor the victims, O’Toole said.

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