About the Composition
The COVID-19 pandemic touched our lives in different ways, but all of us were deeply moved by the selflessness of those who braved the pandemic on a daily basis to make sure those of us able to shelter at home received the food, healthcare, and life essentials we needed. Many of those people–wives, husbands, partners, fathers, mothers, daughters, sons–succumbed to the virus as a result of their service. These individuals’ sacrifices saved our nation from utter collapse. I hope that this piece in some meaningful way conveys my appreciation to the families and survivors of those we lost.