Rhonda Silence

Community members gather in Harbor Park for George Floyd Memorial

May 25 marks the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by then-police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd’s death became a catalyst for activism and an examination of policing in America.

Arrowhead Indivisible hosted a George Floyd Memorial at 5 p.m. in Harbor Park in Grand Marais. Attendees were invited to honor the life of George Floyd and the movement his murder inspired.

There was a temporary memorial for Floyd, with signs asking for justice and peace for all. There was music, Ann Russ of Grand Marais sang a gently song by Eric Bib, Send Us Brighter Days.

The event included 9 minutes and 29 seconds of silence.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence shares this report from the George Floyd Memorial gathering.