The City of Boston will join tonight’s nation-wide tribute to COVID-19 victims.
The Hub will be lighting up tonight in honor of the American lives lost this past year to coronavirus. As part of their Inauguration ceremonies, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be speaking out from Lincoln Memorial in DC to honor the nearly 400,000 victims in a special ceremony that will see communities across the U.S. light up to memorialize them.
The Inaugural Committee invited cities and towns around the country earlier this week to light up their buildings and ring church bells on Tuesday, January 19, in a “national moment of unity and remembrance.”
In Boston, at least a dozen sites are expected to shine bright tonight including the Zakim and Longfellow bridges, the TD Garden, University of Massachusetts Boston, the Government Center MBTA Headhouse, the Government Center T and the Eversource Dorchester Gas tanks.
Several hospitals and universities in the Longwood medical area like the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Boston Children’s Hospital, Emmanuel College and MassArt, will also be lighting up their buildings in an amber hue starting at 5:30 p.m.
The D.C. ceremony will also start at 5:30 p.m. and will be livestreamed online via the Inaugural Committee’s website for everyone interested in watching.
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