‘To Heal, We Must Remember’: Biden Leads Memorial for the People Who Died Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON – On the night before his inauguration, Joe Biden led a national tribute Tuesday for the 400,000 Americans killed by the coronavirus, saying “To heal, we must remember.”

“It’s hard sometimes to remember,” the president-elect said at a COVID-19 memorial at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. “But that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation. That’s why we’re here.”

In a visual memorial for the victims, the reflecting pool featured 400 lights illuminating on its north and south sides, creating a striking image with the rest of the National Mall dark. It was the first-ever lighting around the pool.

“Between sundown and dusk, let us shine the lights in the darkness along with this sacred pool of reflection and remember all who we lost,” Biden said. 

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