Biden’s Presidential Inauguration will include a memorial and tribute to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19.
A ceremony held in Washington, D.C. will feature lighting around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. It will be the first-ever lighting around the Reflecting Pool to memorialize American lives lost.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee is inviting cities and towns around the country to join in by illuminating buildings and ringing church bells on January 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. EST in a national moment of unity and remembrance.
“The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris represents the beginning of a new national journey. However, in the midst of a pandemic – when so many Americans are grieving the loss of family, friends, and neighbors – it is important that we honor those who have died, reflect on what has been one of the more challenging periods in the nation’s history, and renew our commitment to coming together to end the pandemic and rebuild our nation,” said Presidential Inaugural Committee Communications Director Pili Tobar.