By this date 30 years ago I had already lost a half dozen friends. Others were being diagnosed weekly and struggling to cope with the inevitable.
Sweet Honey in the Rock recorded "Patchwork Quilt" on their "In This Land" CD and it's been my personal tradition to listen to this powerful song every year as I remember my friends and the good times we shared.
I couldn't find a Sweet Honey performance on video, but here is a stylized version by the young people at Goucher College.
There is a candlelight procession through town culminating with a service of remembrance and reading of names at a local church. Even if I am unable to attend, I am glad it's happening.