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Moment of silence at noon for 104,000 US dead due to coronavirus

PHOTO: World Economic Forum/Reuters

June 1. Amidst the grief and anger that’s engulfed the nation over the past week, North Carolina is joining a national Day of Mourning to grieve the 104,000-plus people in America, including almost 900 in North Carolina, who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

“This is an opportunity to remind ourselves that our death count is not just a number, it represents people, communities and families in mourning,” Gov. Roy Cooper said.

The moment of silence will be at noon Monday. Local and state leaders throughout the nation are joining the call for silence including the National Governors Association and the United States Conference of Mayors.

Cooper is ordering all state flags to be lowered to half-staff in memory of those who passed from Coronavirus.

“I encourage North Carolinians to join in this moment of silence in honor of the people we have lost and their loved ones who are struggling in the wake of this cruel virus,” he said.