To honor the memories of the more than 500,000 people in the United States who died of COVID-19, bipartisan members of Congress and the Senate held a candlelight vigil at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., last Tuesday.
Among those lawmakers present at the Feb. 23 vigil was Queens and Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi, who offered a message of hope to the country.
“Our nation reaches another tragic milestone; more than 500,000 Americans killed by the coronavirus in just one year. To put the enormity of that number into perspective, if you counted one second for every person who has died from COVID in the U.S., you would count for almost six days. But while this last year has been filled with sadness and loss, we witnessed people across the country show the enormous ability to work together and overcome the difficulty presented by this virus,” Suozzi said.