CARRBORO, N.C. -- To pause and reflect on the lives that we have lost to COVID-19, Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Tuesday, Jan. 19, as COVID-19 Memorial Day in the Town of Carrboro.
“Carrboro Town Hall will be lit on this evening, and I urge all churches and clergy to toll their bells and all residents of Carrboro to light a candle at 5:30 p.m. to honor the lives lost to the pandemic, and to reflect upon this challenging period in our nation’s history,” Mayor Lavelle said.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sadly led to the death of over 343,000 residents of the United States. The 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), under the direction of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, is hosting a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19, to memorialize these lost lives.
Carrboro joins people across the country in this moment of togetherness and unity.
“As we remain in the midst of a deadly pandemic where so many Americans are grieving the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, it is important to pause and reflect on the lives that we have lost, as we continue to work to defeat COVID-19,” Mayor Lavelle said.