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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - Associated Press/Susan Walsh | of | Share this photo

    A field of flags is spread across the National Mall, with the Washington Monument in the background, late Tuesday, the eve of the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - Alex Brandon/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    The U.S. Capitol is seen between flags placed on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, scheduled for Wednesday.

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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - David Phillip/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    A worker installs flags on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, on Tuesday in Washington.

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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - Alex Brandon/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Flags are placed on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration. Shortly before Vice President-elect Joe Biden departed for Washington, the U.S. reached another grim milestone in the pandemic, surpassing 400,000 deaths from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - Alex Brandon/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Inaugural organizers on Monday finished installing some 200,000 U.S., state and territorial flags on the National Mall, a display to represent the American people who couldn’t come to the inauguration, which is restricted under the tight security and COVID restrictions.

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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - Alex Brandon/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    State flags including the Tennessee state flag, in front, are placed on the National Mall on Monday. Aides say President-elect Joe Biden will use Wednesday's inaugural address to call for American unity and offer an optimistic message that Americans can get past the dark moment by working together.

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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - Associated Press/Alex Brandon | of | Share this photo

    Lights surround the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, placed as a memorial to COVID-19 victims Tuesday, with the U.S. Capitol in the background.

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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - Associated Press/Alex Brandon | of | Share this photo

    Nurse Lori Marie Key sings 'Amazing Grace' during the COVID-19 memorial Tuesday evening in Washington.

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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - Associated Press/Alex Brandon | of | Share this photo

    President-elect Joe Biden speaks during Tuesday's COVID-19 memorial, before lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - Associated Press/Evan Vucci | of | Share this photo

    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during the COVID-19 memorial Tuesday in Washington.

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    Field of flags. 2. 011921 - Evan Vucci/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    With the Washington Monument in the background, President-elect Joe Biden stands with his wife, Jill Biden, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris stands with her husband, Doug Emhoff, as they look at lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool during a COVID-19 memorial on Tuesday in Washington.

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