President Joe Biden on Wednesday evening urged Americans to immerse themselves in a moment of national crisis and urged unity amid the global pandemic and economic crisis affecting the country.
“There are moments in our history when more is asked of us than Americans,” Biden said at an inauguration day concert at the Lincoln Memorial. “You saw that in the civil war. You did that with Dr. King who dreamed of these steps across the mall. We are now in one of those moments. “
“The challenges ahead require the elusive thing in a democracy: unity,” he said. “America’s history doesn’t depend on any of us, not some of us, but all of us. On us the people.”