Stunning 'Field Of Flags' Lights Up In National Mall Ahead Of Biden Inauguration
Written by Huffingtonpost on January 19, 2021
The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, which can happen amid a devastating pandemic and conflict zone-like safety ranges, will look strikingly completely different from something the nation has seen earlier than.
Near 200,00zero flags stand within the Nationwide Mall forward of Wednesday’s occasion in Washington, D.C. The show is meant to honor the practically 400,00zero individuals who have died within the U.S. in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to these unable to attend in individual.
Usually, a whole bunch of 1000’s of individuals would flock to the Capitol for Inauguration Day. The festivities will probably be dramatically pared again to restrict the unfold of the virus and following the Jan. 6 revolt on the Capitol by rioters looking for to overturn election outcomes, 1000’s of Nationwide Guard troops guard the capital’s streets and landmarks. The Nationwide Mall is closed, and fences have gone up across the Capitol and White Home.
The flag show lit up Monday evening with 56 pillars of sunshine, symbolizing each U.S. state and territory. The “America United” theme will observe the message he campaigned on, calling for unity amidst a number of the nation’s most divided instances in trendy historical past.
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