The Lincoln Memorial, a symbol of American civic pride, has become the setting for a special series of events celebrating people who have lost their minds, according to the Lincolnshire Hospital’s head of clinical services, Dr. William Bowers.
The event on Monday was a “very poignant event,” Bowers told The Associated Press.
The hospital will have a “fundraising drive” on Saturday, including the opening of a special museum to highlight the lives of the patients, and a candlelight vigil, where guests can donate their own candles.
Lincolnshire will also offer a series of public events in which people can connect with people who are living with ALS, and to raise money for the ALS Association.
“There are many people who will be doing something with their lives, but we’re not really able to talk about it publicly because it’s very private,” Bower said.
Bowers said the hospital has been working on a plan for the special event.
He said the museum would be a “place of reflection” and the candlelight vigils would help bring people together.
“It’s important that we all come together, especially those who are struggling,” he said.