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13 Iconic SF Buildings Light Up for Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial

Coit Tower, Oracle Park, Salesforce Tower, Grace Cathedral and more light up amber and gold at 5:30pm tonight
By - posted 1/19/2021 No Comment

San Francisco will be participating in the National Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 by lighting buildings across the city in amber and gold. The memorial will take place in Washington D.C. and nationwide on January 19, 2021 starting at 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30pm on the West Coast) and continuing at 5:30 p.m. in San Francisco and in cities and towns across the country.

The first nationwide COVID-19 Memorial to Lives Lost is part of the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris.

You can also participate from home by lighting a candle in your window at 5:30pm (or setting up a light if that’s safer and easier)

The program in Washington D.C. will feature the lighting of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and the illumination of buildings and ringing of church bells in a national moment of unity and remembrance. The memorial will emphasize the importance of looking back and remembering the lives we’ve lost to COVID-19 as we look forward to the hope of a new path and a brighter future.

In San Francisco, the following buildings will be lit at 5:30 p.m. PT:

  • San Francisco City Hall
  • The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
  • The San Francisco Symphony’s Davies Hall
  • The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
  • Coit Tower
  • The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park
  • Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill
  • Chase Center
  • ORACLE Park
  • Salesforce Tower
  • San Francisco International Airport’s International Terminal
  • The Embarcadero Center
  • 690 Folsom

Additionally, San Francisco’s faith community will participate in the memorial by ringing bells at 2:30 p.m. PT.