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White House To Honor Victims Of The Coronavirus In Evening Ceremony

Added 02-22-21 05:07:02pm EST - “President Biden and Vice President Harris are holding a ceremony Monday night marking the grim milestone of 500,000 American deaths from COVID-19.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “White House To Honor Victims Of The Coronavirus In Evening Ceremony”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Biden, pictured at the White House on Feb. 16, is giving an address Monday night to honor those who have died from COVID-19. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

President Biden, pictured at the White House on Feb. 16, is giving an address Monday night to honor those who have died from COVID-19.

That's how then-President-elect Joe Biden began brief remarks on Jan. 19 at a short, simple ceremony at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial honoring the 400,000 Americans who had died from COVID-19.

A month and three days later, another 100,000 Americans have died from the pandemic. Once again, Biden, Vice President Harris, and their spouses will gather at sundown to mark a grim milestone.

Remarkably, Biden's inauguration-eve ceremony was the country's first national collective moment of mourning for a pandemic that has upended life around the world, thrown the economy into a recession, and, at this moment, has now killed a half-million people in the U.S.

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