The First Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial to Lives Lost is Part of The Inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris(Washington, D.C.)
— Today, Cassandra Selvon announced that votecaribbean.org and Carifesta USA will be participating in the national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 by launching a digital campaign with several strategic and community partners from the Caribbean-American community.
The memorial will take place in Washington D.C. and nationwide on January 19, 2021 starting at 5:30 pm - 6:30pm ET and continuing 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 digital program will be launched on all social media platforms for votecaribbean.org and Carifesta USA and 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 for Caribbean-Americans.
“The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris represents the beginning of a new national journey. However, in the midst of a pandemic – when so many Americans are grieving the loss of family, friends, and neighbors – it is important that we honor those who have died, reflect on what has been one of the more challenging periods in this nation’s history, and renew our commitment to coming together to unite our country. end the pandemic, and rebuild our nation,” said PIC Communications Director Pili Tobar.
In honor of the lives we’ve lost to COVID-19. We are coming together to honor and share comfort with the Caribbean-American community and communities across the country, that’s forever changed from this deadly virus.
At a time when so many Americans are grieving the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, it is important that we come together for a national moment of unity and remembrance.Wherever you are, join us and post the Caribbean-American Bell of remembrance, light a candle in honor of a family member, neighbor, or loved one.