Cities light up buildings to honor coronavirus workers

Cities light up buildings to honor coronavirus workers 1

Americans are thanking workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak in many ways, and the latest added a little brightness to this dark time.

Cities across the United States lit up their landmarks with blue lights on Thursday as a part of the #LightItBlue campaign. More than 150 U.S. locations participated in the tribute which originated in the United Kingdom.

“We’ve been so inspired over the past few weeks by the cheers of our neighbors around the world – and we wanted to bring this collective gratitude to an even bigger stage here in the U.S.,” Joe Zenas, lead organizer of the #LightItBlue movement, said in a statement provided to Yahoo Lifestyle.

On Thursday, New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, encouraged his state to participate. “I am directing that key buildings and structures throughout the state join the #LightItBlue campaign and be illuminated with the color blue on Thursday night as a way of thanking and standing in solidarity with the brave men and women who are truly doing God’s work,” he said in a press release sent to Yahoo Lifestyle, along with a tweet.

“We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for all they do,” he added.

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