WATCH: President Biden addresses 500,000 American COVID-19 deaths

The president spoke at 6 p.m.

President Joe Biden spoke on COVID-19 deaths across the United States. (NBC News)

President Biden addressed the nation’s COVID-19 deaths on Monday night.

At 6 p.m., he delivered remarks and then, at 6:15, there was a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony for the roughly 500,000 lives lost in the United States.

In addition to the president, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff attended the ceremony.

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