Field of Flags in place of People during the U.S Inauguration
During the U.S inauguration a Field of Flags in Place of People During the U.S Inauguration due to the critical health crisis of COVID-19. The inauguration was for Joe Biden the 46th President and Kamala Harris the first female Vice President. The display is seen as art and tremendous amounts of work were done to set up these flags.
There were nearly 200,000 flags in the Field of Flags in Place of People During the U.S Inauguration to represent the thousands of people who could not attend the inauguration due to COVID-19. The flags represent all of America’s 50 states and all of the U.S territories: Guam, America Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S Virgin Islands.
Joe Biden wanted: “commitment to an inclusive and safe event that everyone can enjoy from their home.”. That is exactly what they did set up an environment that looks nice with the eye instead of looking boring and empty they put in the flags to represent unity and to set a theme through the grass fields.
During the inauguration, everyone wore a mask for the safety of their health, the social distance was usually maintained during the inauguration but it was broken a few times when people did not have masks on. Only members of congress were invited and a selected number of guests chosen by Joe Biden.
During night time the field of flags was lit up by 56 pillars of light to illuminate the flags and show our patriotism toward the United States. Due to political tension around 25,000 National Guard troops were in Washington D.C on stand by for any security threats.
The Biden administration wanted to make it clear for the people of the United States to stay home for the inauguration and not to go travel: “Refrain from any travel and participate in the inaugural activities from home.”. The idea for Field of Flags in place of People during the U.S Inauguration was a great idea for keeping the field looking full and representing the U.S.