Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear held a wreath-hanging ceremony on Monday to honor the over 2,000 Kentuckians whose lives have been lost to COVID-19 so far.
"Today, we held a remembrance of those 2,000," Gov. Beshear said Monday. "We hung a wreath on the very front of the Capitol, in honor of these 2,000 lost Kentuckians. Those are 2,000 special souls that aren't on this earth anymore."
Gov. Beshear was joined in mourning the lives of those lost by his wife, First Lady Britainy Beshear, as well as Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman and the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard.
Soloist Keith Dean, the Rev. Jack Brewer of the Franklin County Ministerial Association, and the Handbell Ensemble from First United Methodist Church in Frankfort also participated in the remembrance.
The Bluegrass State surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 deaths total on Dec. 3. After the state surpassed 1,000 total COVID-19 deaths back in early-September, Gov. Beshear also placed a memorial wreath in the Capitol rotunda to honor those that had died.
You can watch Monday's full remembrance ceremony below.