The bells of Washington's National Cathedral tolled 500 times yesterday for every thousand Americans killed from #COVID19 . The White house ordered flags flown at half-staff for 5 days and last night the Bidens and the second family held an emotional moment of silence.
Bells tolled 500 times at the Washington National Cathedral for the lives lost from COVID-19 after the U.S. crossed 500,000 deaths
The bells at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., tolled 500 times, once for every 1,000 Americans lost to COVID-19.
Washington National Cathedral tolled its bells 500 times this afternoon to honor the 500,000 Americans who have died from Covid-19. The duration of the tribute took over half an hour, with each toll accounting for 1,000 lives lost. 🎥: @EvyMages
WATCH: As the nation grieves the more than 200,000 lives lost due to COVID-19, the Washington National Cathedral tolls its mourning bell 200 times — once for every 1,000 Americans killed by the pandemic.
Trump, yesterday: "I gave [Sen. McCain] the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve." Washington National Cathedral, today: "No funeral at the Cathedral requires the approval of the president or any other government official.”
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According to the Washington National Cathedral, this is false: "Only a state funeral for a former president involves consultation with government officials. No funeral at the Cathedral requires the approval of the president or any other government official.”
The President and First Lady will attend the funeral for President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington.