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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:17 AM

Biden to mark upcoming 500,000 US Covid-19 deaths with candle lighting ceremony Monday

Source: CNN

(CNN)With the US approaching 500,000 Covid-19 deaths, President Joe Biden will mark the grim milestone Monday with a candle lighting ceremony and a moment of silence, the White House said Sunday.

The event, which is set for 6:15 p.m. ET at the White House, will also feature first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff. Biden will deliver remarks on the lives lost ahead of the ceremony.

The ceremony underscores the empathetic message Biden has sought to bring to the US coronavirus response since taking office last month -- a departure from his predecessor. On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration was working on plans so the President could use his "own voice and platform to take a moment to remember the people whose lives have been lost, the families who are still suffering."

One day before taking office, Biden, Harris and their spouses held a somber ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 400,000 lives lost to Covid-19 in the US at the time.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/21/politics/coronavirus-memorial-biden-500000-deaths/index.html




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brooklynite Feb 22 OP
In_The_Wind Feb 22 #1
gademocrat7 Feb 22 #2
left-of-center2012 Feb 22 #3
lark Feb 22 #4
twodogsbarking Feb 22 #5
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:21 AM

1. Thank you, President Biden.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:35 AM

2. President Biden is a very compassionate man.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:59 AM

3. We have a president with compassion and empathy

Hallelujah

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:45 AM

4. Finally, the dog has gone and a caring real person replaced him - so glad.

I really couldn't take any more of that orange rage and hate broken down machine.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:14 AM

5. I have been using this for nearly a year

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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:30 AM

6. The man lives his faith ... he went and visited his old friend Bob Dole too

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:25 PM

7. Trembling with grief, fear

we are so lucky to have someone in the White House who understands what it means to be human

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