Since the death of his wife in 2020 from the consequences of Covid-19, a resident of Cormontreuil (Marne) has been campaigning for the creation of a day of national tribute in honor of the victims of the pandemic.

This Monday, the man was received at the Elysée to present his project, reports France Bleu Champagne-Ardennes.

Lionel Petitpas, who created the association "Victims of Covid-19", was to meet the health adviser to the President of the Republic there.

"My wife left in the ambulance on March 23, 2020 and I never saw her again," he recalls.

I went straight to scattering his ashes a week later.


A day of national mourning

The retired widower is now calling for official recognition of the victims of the epidemic and the creation of a national day of mourning.

The idea is to return “this respect, this dignity, this recognition” to the deceased and their loved ones.

His association recently released a song,

Never time will erase

, available from this Friday.

Profits from the purchase of the CD and downloads will be donated to the association in order to build a memorial in honor of the victims.


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