Photos and text submitted by Helen Jonsen, Director of Public Information, Westchester County District Attorney's Office.
April 15, 2020–On a clear windy day, flags few at half-staff in White Plains to salute those who have died of Covid-19 in New York State. Photos were taken on the plaza of the Richard J. Daronco Westchester County Courthouse. Also on the plaza is a memorial to police officers who have died in the line of duty. At one angle, it looked like the statue was joining the flags in remembrance. There was silence save for the pinging of the hooks on the flag poles and the flags flapping. Few cars drove on the boulevard and no pedestrians filled the plaza on a weekday–a strange but soon familiar sight. On the same day, high atop the Westchester County Michaelian Office Building, flags also flew at half-staff reminding the city of the great toll on life brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. (Photos Courtesy: Helen Jonsen/Westchester County District Attorney’s Office)