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Ferris Wheel Participates in National Covid Memorial Night January 19, 2021

 

January 20, 2021

Pacific Park

The ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier is a local landmark

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. EST, a ceremony in Washington D.C., will feature a lighting around the Lincoln Reflecting Pool to memorialize American lives lost to COVID-19.

Cities and towns across the country have been invited. Individuals wanting to participate are invited to light a candle in the window of their home in memory of loved ones lost to COVID-19.

Pacific Park and the City of Santa Monica will join other communities across the country by lighting the Pacific Wheel amber at 5:30 p.m.

The light program will also feature messages of thanks and encouragement to front line medical responders.

This weekend marks a grim milestone of the global Covid-19 pandemic as over 1 million Angelenos have contracted the illness. In the US, over 20 million people are confirmed to have had coronavirus. The crisis continues to impact the lives of people all over the world.

The Pacific Wheel is the world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel featuring 174,000 LED lights that are mounted on the Ferris wheel's 40 spokes and two hubs.

 

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