The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announces a nationwide ‘COVID-19 Memorial’ to honor the nearly 400,000 lives lost in the United States to this pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden — along with Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and Douglas Emhoff — will participate in an event to light the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool with 400 lights to honor lives lost to COVID-19. This is the first-ever lighting around the reflecting pool of the Lincoln Memorial.
They will be joined by:
- Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, who will deliver the Invocation;
- Yolanda Adams, the 4-time Grammy-winner will sing Hallelujah;
- Lori Marie Key, with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in Michigan who will sing Amazing Grace.
The memorial will feature the lighting around the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and hundreds of towns, cities, tribes, landmarks, and communities all across the country have committed to joining the tribute in a national moment of unity at 4:30pm CST on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Iconic buildings like the Empire State Building in New York, NY to the Space Needle in Seattle, WA will be illuminated, and other places across America will participate, including Wilmington, DE; Oakland, CA; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dearborn, MI; Las Vegas, NV; Philadelphia, PA; Scanton, PA; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; tribal lands throughout the nation.