Photos: Dr. Jill Biden Visits AIDS Memorial Quilt
August 1, 2012 by Dan Rafter, Associate Director of Communications
Dr. Jill Biden viewed the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington last week during the International AIDS Conference. The quilt, which is too large to fit in one continuous space, commemorates the lives of more than 48,000 people who have died because of AIDS.
Dr. Biden viewed the Quilt with Julie Rhoad, President and CEO of The NAMES Project Foundation. She said of the experience:
I was so moved by what I saw. Every piece of the AIDS Memorial Quilt tells a poignant story – and is a powerful reminder of the many lives lost to this epidemic…
…The quilt is a powerful reminder of how far we have come. As President Obama said on World AIDS Day, we will win this fight.
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
HRC housed a portion of the Quilt during the conference last month. Read more of our coverage from the conference.