Joe Biden’s plans for his inauguration include a memorial to the victims of Covid-19, including lighting around the reflective pool on the east side of the Lincoln Memorial.
The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. ET on January 19, the day before Biden’s swearing-in ceremony, and his inaugural presidential committee invites towns and villages across the country to join them in ringing church bells and lighting up churches. buildings moment of unity and remembrance. “
Biden’s inauguration will be very different from recent ones, as the Covid-19 crisis has forced planners to limit capacity and scale down events. The inaugural parade will be redesigned, while other events, such as concerts, will be virtual. Biden suggested it would have similarities to the Democratic National Convention, a mix of live events, speeches and virtual performances across the country. Ricky Kirshner and Stephanie Cutter, who conducted the convention, as executive producers for the opening.
Pili Tobar, communications director for the inaugural presidential committee, said in a statement that “in the midst of a pandemic – as so many Americans mourn the loss of family, friends and neighbors – it is important that we honor those who died. , reflect on what has been one of the most difficult times in the country’s history and renew our commitment to unite to end the pandemic and rebuild our nation.