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“5:30 pm will be the first-ever lighting around the Reflecting Pool in honor of the American lives lost to COVID-19.”


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From The National Mall:

“Tonight, 5:30 pm ET, will be the first-ever lighting around the Reflecting Pool in honor of the American lives lost to COVID-19. People everywhere are invited to participate by illuminating buildings and ringing church bells in a national moment of unity and remembrance.”

From the Presidential Inauguration Committee:

“The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is hosting a memorial to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19. On January 19 at 5:30pm (local time), we invite Americans across the country to come together for a national moment of unity and remembrance.

Get Involved

– Light a candle in your window and join fellow Americans for this national moment of remembrance.

– Light up city buildings at 5:30 local time in a light amber color.

– Ring a bell at 5:30pm ET on January 19 during the national ceremony to join us in a collective moment of remembrance.

– Tune in on January 19 at 5:30pm ET for a ceremony with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, featuring the first-ever lighting of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to honor those who have died.

– Join our Facebook event to get the latest updates and share the word and invite your family, friends, and loved ones to join us for the COVID-19 Memorial.”

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