Landmarks, skyscrapers and stadiums across the United States all lit up on Tuesday night.
The event, led by President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Washington D.C., was meant to honor the more than 400,000 people who have died in the country due to COVID-19.
Biden and Harris met at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and turned on 400 lights, each one representing 1,000 Americans who have died since the pandemic began.
Tonight, in Washington, D.C. and across the nation, we came together to honor the over 400,000 Americans we’ve lost to COVID-19. The last year has tested us in unimaginable ways, but now it’s time we begin to heal and overcome — together. pic.twitter.com/DuWhN1xjNO
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 20, 2021
“To heal we must remember,” Biden said, via The New York Times. “It’s hard sometimes to remember. But that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation. That’s why we’re here today. Between sundown and dusk, let us shine the lights in the darkness along the sacred pool of reflection and remember all whom we lost.”
Countless stadiums in all corners of the country followed suit — which created a pretty remarkable sight.
— Levi's® Stadium (@LevisStadium) January 20, 2021
Along with the nation, our arches are lit tonight to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 across the country. pic.twitter.com/jDSnFbAMKS
— Lumen Field (@lumenfield) January 20, 2021
— MetLife Stadium (@MetLifeStadium) January 20, 2021
Tonight Hard Rock Stadium is lit amber as we join buildings across the nation in a national moment of unity and remembrance for all the lives lost from COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/fDBVZn65zh
— Hard Rock Stadium (@HardRockStadium) January 20, 2021
Tonight M&T Bank Stadium is lit yellow as a memorial for all residents of Baltimore that we have lost due to COVID-19💛 pic.twitter.com/0bGV2FUGfy
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 20, 2021
— Soldier Field (@SoldierField) January 20, 2021
The Cubs join the City of Chicago in a moment of silence, reflecting on the impact of the pandemic and honoring those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. #BrighterTogether pic.twitter.com/IPuX7QQIhD
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 20, 2021
Tonight we light up Minute Maid Park in honor of lives lost to COVID-19.
Our condolences go out to our fans & their loved ones. As we look back and remember the lives we have lost, we also look forward to the hope of a brighter future.
Stay safe, stay strong.#ForTheH pic.twitter.com/AD1PrX45Zi
— Houston Astros (@astros) January 20, 2021
As of Tuesday night, more than 401,000 people have died due to the coronavirus in the United States, according to The New York Times. The country is averaging more than 3,200 deaths a day and more than 207,000 new cases as several states are setting record numbers.
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