Grand Rapids shines red lights for those killed by COVID-19

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids’ Blue Bridge glowed red Tuesday to honor those who have died after contracting COVID-19.

Some 400,000 people across the country have died after catching the virus, including nearly 14,000 in Michigan.

The lights on the bridge in downtown Grand Rapids lighted up red at 5:30 p.m. City officials invited residents to participate by lighting a single candle in your window or ringing a bell.

In Washington, D.C., President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris remembered the dead as lights illuminated the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool late Tuesday afternoon.

Other memorial events are planned elsewhere across the nation, including at Detroit’s Renaissance Center.

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