President-Elect Biden Calls on Bells to Ring

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) planning the events and activities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has invited bells and bell towers across the nation to ring out together on January 19, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern.

The coast-to-coast bell ringing memorial will honor the Americans we have lost to COVID-19. The National Bell Festival is honored to join in the ringing and to help this moment resonate even more widely. We ask that bells, bell towers, carillonneurs, change ringers, and others ring out together in solemn remembrance of the devastating toll this pandemic has had on our nation.

To accompany the bell ringing, the PIC is illuminating the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. and is asking buildings across America to light up in solidarity. It will be the first-ever lighting around the Reflecting Pool to memorialize American lives lost.

“In the midst of a pandemic – when so many Americans are grieving the loss of family, friends, and neighbors – it is important that we honor those who have died, reflect on what has been one of the more challenging periods in the nation’s history, and renew our commitment to coming together to end the pandemic and rebuild our nation,” said Pili Tobar, PIC Communications Director.

Join us as we mark this new chapter by ringing bells with us and all of America next Tuesday.