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Utah State Capitol bells ring in honor of lives lost to COVID-19

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 19:52:08-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The bells of the Utah State Capitol rang Tuesday in honor of those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Gov. Spencer Cox ordered the bells to ring 15 times in remembrance of the 1,500 Utahns who have died since March.

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Along with the Capitol, cities and towns across the state were asked to ring their bells and light their government buildings in amber.

Utah National Guard Capitol Bells

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“We will never forget the heavy toll this deadly virus has taken in this state, and we pray for comfort and peace to the families and friends left behind,” Gov. Cox said. “We hope all Utahns will join in honoring those we have lost during this national moment of remembrance.”

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