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The Santa Monica Ferris Wheel Will Light Up For The Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial Tonight

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The Santa Monica Ferris Wheel Will Light Up For The Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial Tonight

The City of Santa Monica will join the nationwide tribute to COVID-19 victims.

Tonight, from 5:30 p.m. until midnight, the Santa Monica Ferris wheel will light up in amber as part of a nationwide COVID-19 memorial initiated by The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC). “Pacific Park and the City of Santa Monica will join other communities across the country by lighting the Pacific Wheel amber at 5:30 p.m. local time,” park officials said in a statement. [Featured Image: @aayuskhjain]

This will coincide with the first-ever lighting around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, where President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will honor almost 400,000 Americans lost to the virus as part of their Inauguration ceremonies.

“We invite Americans across the country to come together for a national moment of unity and remembrance to honor the lives lost to COVID-19,” the Facebook event description reads.

Cities across the country will be lighting up landmarks, and everyone is invited to join by lighting a candle in the window of their homes.”We encourage Americans to join us 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 us for the COVID-19 Memorial,” the description continues.

Mayor Eric Garcetti has encouraged Angelenos to be a part of the remembrance for loved ones taken too soon.

This moment of unity comes at a crucial point as Los Angeles reaches 1 million cases and the U.S. sees more than 20 million people with the virus.

To see the wheel light up, you can watch Pacific Park’s livestream here.

[Featured Image: @aayuskhjain]

 

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