President Biden orders flags at half-staff to mark 500,000 COVID deaths

The president issued an order on Feb. 22 for all U.S. flags on federal property to be lowered to half-staff for the next five days.

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JEN PSAKI: Later today, the president, the first lady, the vice president, and the second gentleman will mark the solemn milestone of 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19. They will ask all Americans to join in a moment of silence during a candle lighting ceremony at sundown. President Biden will also deliver remarks and order all flags on federal property to be lowered at half-staff for the next five days.