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Special state capitol lighting will honor COVID-19 victims

Photo: David Tomaseti
Photo: David Tomaseti

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Capitol will be illuminated amber as part of the Biden-Harris inauguration’s national moment of unity and remembrance for the more than 397,000 American lives lost to COVID-19. Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried requested the capitol lighting, set for Tuesday. Fried is the only state-wide elected Democrat in Florida. The release says state capitols and town halls across the nation are set to illuminate on Tuesday alongside the  first-ever lighting display around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Poll in Washington. More than 24,136 Floridians have died from COVID-19 since the coronavirus began in March.

Danielle Prieur is WMFE's education reporter.