Flags Flown Half Staff Marking 1 Million COVID-19 Deaths

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FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo, a raindrop falls from an American flag at half-staff at the Washington Monument, in Washington. President Donald Trump ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff for a three day period in remembrance of Americans who have lost their lives due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Flags will be flown at half-staff today, marking the deaths of one million Americans who died as a result of COVID-19. During a White House COVID summit today, the President expressed his sympathy for the staggering number of American families who’ve lost a loved one.

Biden also urged Americans to get vaccinated, stating, “[Americans] must honor those we have lost by doing everything we can to prevent as many deaths as possible.”

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