Lights to shine in Asheville in acknowledgement of those lost to COVID-19 

Amber City Hall lights


As a memorial to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19, the City of Asheville will join with cities and towns across the country tonight,  Jan. 19, with a special lighting of Asheville City Hall and the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has invited cities and towns around the country to join Washington, D.C. in illuminating buildings and ringing church bells at 5:30 p.m. in a national moment of unity and remembrance. Exterior lights at City Hall and Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville will glow in an amber color and City Hall bells will ring in memorial.

More than 400,000 people have succumbed to the virus in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.