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Spectacular Scenes of the Light It Blue Campaign Sweeping Across America — Colorful Tributes to Healthcare Workers

City Landmarks Become Symbols of Thanks

BY // 04.13.20

For those of the Christian faith, it was Maundy Thursday. For those of any faith, it was #LightItBlue Thursday as communities across the country, and even the world, spotlighted historic buildings, major sports stadiums and event venues, national landmarks, and even Niagara Falls in blue lighting as a show of gratitude for healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential workers caring for people on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The #LightItBlue and #MakeItBlue movement began in the United Kingdom as major landmarks were lighted throughout the country in salute to healthcare providers. When it was introduced in the U.S., support for the concept was impressive. The NFL joined the party. Mayors jumped on board. Major corporations lighted their headquarters.

It’s estimated that more than 100 sites in New York City, home of the highest numbers of the coronavirus patients, and more than 400 other sites across America turned on the lights at 8 pm local time last Thursday. This age of LED lighting made the effort all the more dramatic.

“We hope it just creates this giant hug for all the healthcare workers and essential workers,” entertainment producer Michael Fiur, one of the Light It Blue campaign’s organizers, told CBS New York.

To name just a few prominent spots that embraced the group hug, let’s salute Arlington’s Globe Life Field, new home of the Texas Rangers whenever Major League Baseball resumes in its regular stadiums; Houston’s City Hall and all its major sports stadiums; and Dallas’ Reunion Tower and Omni Hotel. Those are just some of the stunning shots corralled from Instagram.

Take a closer look at this new wave of blue, a symbol of heartfelt appreciation and thanks, that extended across the country to include Seattle’s Space Needle, Walt Disney World, Niagara Falls, and more:

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