The Governor says it will including lighting the State House dome in blue.
Annapolis, Md (KM) This Saturday is a day to honor all doctors, nurses and other medical professionals battling the coronavirus. Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation declaring May 2nd as “Healthcare Heroes Day” in Maryland.
“Our healthcare workers, including our doctors, nurses, EMT’s and first responders, have proven themselves to be not just to be essential workers but front line heroes,” Hogan said during his Wednesday news conference in Annapolis, announcing the proclamation.
He also said like many Americans, that he admires these men and women who are treating COVID-19 patients, often risking their own lives, and isolating themselves from their families. “The challenges that these heroes face are immense, unprecedented and truly inspiring,” he said.
As part of “Healthcare Heroes Day,” the Governor says the State House dome, Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium will be lit up in blue. In addition, the US Navy’s Blue Angels and the US Air Force Thunderbirds will do flyovers.
Starting on Thursday at 12:00 noon, the Governor ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff to remember the victims of the coronavirus On Friday, the flag will remain at half-staff for Fallen Heroes Day, and on Saturday for Healthcare Heroes Day. The flag will remain at half staff until sunset on Sunday, May 3rd.
By Kevin McManus