Los Angeles city flags will fly at half-staff to respect the in excess of 500,000 individuals in the United States who have died of COVID-19, Mayor Eric Garcetti declared Monday.
“500,000 lives lost. Every one a name, not a number. Every one a missing seat at the table and a vast opening in our souls,” Garcetti composed on Twitter.
He proceeded, “I requested City flags brought down to half staff to respect them. In their recollections, we stay focused on conveying vaccines, saving lives, and finishing this pandemic.”
Garcetti said that all city flags ought to be brought down promptly, and stay brought down until Feb. 26 at dusk.
“Today, we stop and recollect, marking this serious achievement with grave reflection,” he said in a proclamation. “Consistently, we should respect their recollections by acting to forestall more unnecessary torment and finish this pandemic.”
President Joe Biden and different pioneers around the country have additionally requested flags to fly at half-staff to respect Covid casualties.