President Biden plans to mark 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 within the US with a candle lighting ceremony Monday, in line with the White House.
The president will ship a heartfelt speech at sunset on the White House’s Cross Hall to commemorate the grim demise toll milestone, Biden’s press schedule mentioned Sunday.
“The president will ship remarks on the lives misplaced to COVID-19 within the Cross Hall,” the schedule states.
“[He will then] maintain a second of silence and candle lighting ceremony at sunset within the South Portico.”
Biden will honor the lives misplaced to the sickness — which on Sunday hovered just below 500,000, in line with state well being officers — alongside Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden.
Biden and Harris additionally held a somber ceremony on the Lincoln Memorial a day earlier than taking workplace final month to honor the 400,000 lives misplaced to the coronavirus.
“To heal, we should keep in mind,” Biden mentioned on the time.
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