As the death toll from COVID-19 climbed to 500,000 dead last week, national and state leaders ordered flags lowered for five days, but a local initiative began Feb. 14, according to the Rev. Tyler C. Millner, Sr. Morning Star Holy Church elected to launch a yellow ribbon campaign to support those who lost loved ones during the pandemic, Millner said.
Yellow ribbons were placed in various Martinsville and Henry County locations “to show that we, as a community don’t get numb,” Millner said. “The church instigated the project, but we have asked others to take it up. It is a good way for us to support those who have lost loved ones.”