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World AIDS Day

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Key West World AIDS Day Service will be held at the AIDS Memorial, at the foot of White Street and the Edward B. Knight Pier, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5 pm.
The service begins with a candlelight Memorial March from the Key West City Hall down White Street to the Memorial. Marchers will assemble at 4:30 PM.
The traditional reading of the names of all of those previously remembered on the AIDS Memorial will be done by a roster of community leaders. Thirteen new names will be added to the memorial this year. Candles will be given out.
The Service Emcee is Destiny Montgomery Former Queen of Fantasy Fest 2017 and FOAM Board Member. The major address will be delivered by Stephen Aube, AH Monroe & FOAM Board Member. Key West Poet Laureate Flower Conroy will recite an original poem. The Invocation will be by Joan Higgs of the Metropolitan Community Church. The Benediction is by the Reverend Donna S. Mote, PhD, Rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The memorial was expanded in 2018 with an inspiring design wall by architect Michael Ingram to accommodate more names. There are over 1263 names engraved currently.
Key West was the first United States City to have an AIDS Memorial.
Come out and join your friends in celebrating the lives of loved ones. After the service, attendees are given the chance to call out the names of remembered friends, family and companions.
The service and organization of the names are conducted by Friends of the AIDS Memorial (FOAM.). For more information about the names listed on the memorial, including a search engine, go to
For More Information: Pete Arnow, 305-923-9645


December 1
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Edward B Knight Pier
White St & Atlantic Blvd
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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