Inaugural “Fields Of Flags” Honors COVID Victims

Yahoo News reports:

Organizers for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Tuesday finished setting up about 200,000 flags on Monday, representing the American people who cannot travel to the inauguration amid a worsening coronavirus pandemic and extraordinary security precautions.

The flags represent all of the states and U.S. territories, and they also are meant to honor the 400,000 Americans who will have officially died from COVID-19 by the time Biden is sworn in.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee highlighted the “Field of Flags” on Monday night, with 56 pillars of light — one for each of the 50 states and six U.S. territories — beamed into the air for 46 seconds, a reference to Biden becoming the 46th U.S. president.

Read the full article. Late this afternoon Biden and Harris will attend a memorial service at the site.