CHARLOTTE (Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021) – The City of Charlotte on Tuesday announced that buildings in Uptown will be participating this afternoon in the national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 at 5:30 p.m. The memorial will take place in Washington D.C. and nationwide today, beginning 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 following buildings in Charlotte will light up at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon:
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.
“As we reflect on 2020, we must recognize that unity and empathy will hold this country together,” Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said. “We must protect ourselves by protecting others so that we are able to not just survive, but thrive.”