President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris honored the victims of COVID-19 in a ceremony that took place at the reflecting pool near the Lincoln Memorial.
Similar tributes were paid across the nation and in North Texas, to honor the victims of the pandemic. In Downtown Dallas, the skyline lit up the color of amber in honor of COVID-19 victims.
The Tuesday memorial was to humanize the numbers.
With the pandemic killing thousands of North Texans, people came together to honor those who lost their lives.
The U.S. on Tuesday reached a grim milestone of 400,000 deaths due to COVID-19.
Across Dallas, tributes were paid to remember the more than 1,800 lives lost in the county and tens of thousands more around the state.
Kaitlyn Urenda-Culpepper lives in Dallas. Her mother was a registered nurse who left a void in the family due to COVID in El Paso in July.
She said, "My mom's name was Genevieve Martinez. She was 62 years old."
"She was compassionate, so merciful and loving and everybody loved to talk to her."