Dec. 1 officially ‘Virgil Abloh Day’ in Rockford
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - One day isn’t enough, but its the least we can do to remember Rockford native, Virgil Abloh.
The first annual ‘Virgil Abloh Day’ is set for Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Mayor Tom McNamara will officially proclaim the holiday in memoriam of Abloh, who succumbed to a rare form of cancer on Sunday.
Several speakers spoke about his impact on the community and shed light on Abloh’s life triumphs and challenges.
Taking place at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara says, “I have spoken to his family and plan to have another celebration when they are ready. However, I felt it was important for his hometown to honor him soon after his passing. I invite anyone who was impacted or inspired by Virgil to stop by the Coronado today to see his name in lights and pay their respects.”
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