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

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.