President Biden plans to mark 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 within the US with a candle lighting ceremony Monday, in response to the White Home.
The president will ship a heartfelt speech at sunset on the White Home’s Cross Corridor to commemorate the grim dying toll milestone, Biden’s press schedule stated Sunday.
“The president will ship remarks on the lives misplaced to COVID-19 within the Cross Corridor,” 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 response to state well being officers — alongside Vice President Kamala Harris and First Girl 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 stated on the time.