As U.S. Death Toll Nears Half A Million, Biden Plans To Order Flags To Half Staff

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Columns along the sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool pay tribute to victims of COVID-19 at a Jan. 19 memorial. Just over a month later, a Monday evening ceremony will pay tribute to 500,000 Americans lives lost.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that at a Monday event marking 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, President Joe Biden will order flags on federal property to be lowered to half staff for five days.

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