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Pawtucket Announces Participation in the National Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19

January 19, 2021

 

Pawtucket Announces Participation in the National Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19

 

The First Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial to Lives Lost is Part of The Inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris

 

PAWTUCKET — Today, Mayor Donald R. Grebien announced that the City of Pawtucket will be participating in the national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 by lighting the I-95 bridge in Pawtucket tonight with light amber to honor all those we have lost to COVID-19. The memorial will take place in Washington D.C. and nationwide on January 19, 2021 starting at 5:30 p.m. ET and continuing at 5:30 p.m. local time in cities and towns across the country. The memorial will feature the lighting of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and the illumination of buildings and ringing of church bells in a national moment of unity and remembrance.

 The program in Washington D.C. will emphasize the importance of looking back and remembering the lives we’ve lost to COVID-19 as we look forward to the hope of a new path and a brighter future.

 “The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris represents the beginning of a new national journey. However, in the midst of a pandemic – when so many Americans are grieving the loss of family, friends, and neighbors – it is important that we honor those who have died, reflect on what has been one of the more challenging periods in this nation’s history, and renew our commitment to coming together to unite our country. end the pandemic, and rebuild our nation,” said PIC Communications Director Pili Tobar.

 “It is so important to commemorate and honor those we have lost and I’m glad we can come together in some way to do so even if we can’t be together in person,” said Mayor Grebien.

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 Wilder Arboleda

Office: 401-728-0500 Ext. 358

warboleda@pawtucketri.com

 

 

 

 

 

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