COVID-19 Memorial 5:30pm ET – Light a candle

On January 19 at 5:30pm (local time), wAmericans across the country can come together for a national moment of unity and remembrance to honor the lives lost to COVID-19.

Adafruit is streaming a digital candle
for who we’ve lost, who are part of
the Adafruit extended family, friends,
and all 400,000+ loved ones.

In Washington, D.C., there will be a ceremony with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, featuring the first-ever lighting of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to honor and remember those who have died. You can watch live on Biden Inaugural social media channels.

Americans can join in lighting a candle in your window for this nationwide moment of remembrance. Share the word and invite your family, friends, and loved ones to join the COVID-19 Memorial.


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