US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris paid tribute to the thousands who lost their lives in the COVID pandemic.
They shared a picture standing at the memorial held by the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington.
“To heal, we must remember,” the President-elect said. “It is hard sometimes to remember, but that is how we heal. It is important to do that as a nation. That is why we are here today. Between sundown and dusk, let us shine the lights in the darkness along with this sacred pool of reflection and remember all that we have lost.”
“We gather tonight, a nation in mourning, to pay tribute to the lives we have lost: a grandmother or grandfather who was our whole world; a parent, partner, sibling or friend who we still cannot accept is no longer here,” she said. “And for many months, we have grieved by ourselves. Tonight, we grieve and begin healing together.”
More than 400 lights illuminated at the Memorial Reflecting Pool in tribute to more than 400,000 United States people who have lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19.
The duo is all set to take swore today as the President and the Vice-President of the world’s most powerful country.