This moving memorial ceremony that honored the 400,000 Americans who have died in this crisis is the first acknowledgment from the federal government of the collective trauma the pandemic has wrought on the nation…and the first step towards starting to heal.

In a stunning and moving ceremony, President Biden and Vice President Harris spent the last evening before their Inauguration honoring the 400,000 Americans who have passed in the pandemic. If you haven’t seen it yet…you should. I definitely shed some tears seeing the acknowledgement and honoring of deep losses our nation has endured, and the deep toll the pandemic has brought on all our lives. May our future days be brighter ones.

You can watch the ceremony here. (Credit ABC News and The Washington Post.)