Temecula announces ‘Temecula Cares’ theme for 2021, COVID-19 flag memorial at Duck Pond

The city of Temecula honors lives lost from the COVID-19 pandemic by displaying an array of white flags at the Temecula Duck Pond. Temecula residents may request a customized flag to display for loved ones who died in Temecula or elsewhere due to COVID-19 by visiting http://TemeculaCA.gov/Remembrance. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
White flags at the Temecula Duck Pond commemorating the lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic will be one of the ways the city of Temecula marks “Temecula Cares” as the city’s theme for 2021.The flags at the Duck Pond appeared last week, and Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards announced the year’s theme Feb. 17 – choosing to reveal it on National Random Acts of Kindness Day.“Temecula is known for the welcoming and generous attitude demonstrated every day of the year by our residents and businesses. In 2021, we are shining a spotlight on the many ways that simple acts of kindness lift spirits and build a stronger community,” Edwards said. “Even the smallest gesture, like holding the door for someone or paying a compliment can improve someone's day. Making a conscious
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