PHOTOS: Philadelphia’s Skyline to Light Up Blue Every Tuesday for Health Care Workers
In an incredible show of support for our local healthcare workers, the Philadelphia skyline was lit up in blue last night (Tuesday, April 7), and it will happen every Tuesday this month.
Tuesday was World Health Day, and the gesture honored the workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Stunning photos from last night's display of support showed that the skyline, Philadelphia's iconic boathouse row, and even the Philadelphia Museum of Art honored our local heroes last night:
“The selfless health care workers who are on the front lines of this public health crisis are true heroes,” Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney said.
“The act of lighting our city up in blue is a small but highly visible way to express our support and appreciation during this trying time," Mayor Kenny said on Tuesday. "We want Philadelphia’s health care workers to know we are thinking of them and are eternally grateful for the sacrifices they are making each day."
If you missed it or wanted to take a night walk (socially distant of course) to enjoy it, don't worry. The buildings (more than three dozen of them) will be lit in blue every Tuesday for the rest of the month actually, CBS 3 reports.
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