Lovelace Park was the last stop in the light memorial on Jan. 19. The truck beamed a 20-minute display in a park in each of the City's nine wards on Jan. 18. Photo by Les Jacobson

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Beams of light over the skies of Evanston on Jan. 19 commemorated those in the community who died from COVID-19. In coordination with the memorial lighting ceremony that took place in Washington D.C., a light truck stopped for 20 minutes in a park in each of the nine wards, beaming columns of light upward.

Residents were encouraged to observe a moment of silence during the light beam display, which took place at James, Kamen, Larimer, Clark Square, Dawes, Mason, Foster, Leahy and Lovelace parks between 4:30 and 9 p.m.