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Virus victims to be remembered in inaugural-related events

1 year 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, January 19 2021 Jan 19, 2021 January 19, 2021 5:39 AM January 19, 2021 in News
Source: Associated Press
An aerial view of the city of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is among cities that will play a part in events surrounding the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Those events include remembrances of people lost to the coronavirus pandemic.

A city news release says that, in advance of Wednesday’s inauguration, white flags will be placed at the city’s Lafayette Square to commemorate New Orleans residents lost to COVID-19. At a historic downtown building, Gallier Hall, there will be a temporary memorial where people will be encouraged to leave flowers, cards, photographs, or tokens in remembrance of their loved ones.

On Tuesday, January 19, join us for a nationwide moment of unity as we honor and remember the 400,000 American lives lost to COVID-19. #COVIDMemorial https://fb.me/e/4HFtS8bHx

Posted by Biden Inaugural Committee on Monday, January 18, 2021

A Tuesday afternoon ceremony at Gallier Hall will coincide with a national event with Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Towns and cities around the country have been invited to light up buildings and ring church bells as part of a national moment of unity and remembrance.

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