Memorial was to remember those lost and honor those who helped
Annapolis, MD (KB) On Friday, Governor Larry Hogan took part in a twilight memorial at the State House in Annapolis to remember those who lost their lives to COVID-19.
The Governor said when he declared a state of emergency one year ago, no one could have imagined the impact the virus would have.
“None of us could have truly fathomed the toll that this global pandemic would take on our lives, and on our very way of life,” he stated.
Hogan grieved over the 7,748 Marylanders lost to the coronavirus. He also thanked the health care heroes.
“We grieve with you and we resolve to keep each of you in our hearts and in our prayers,” said Hogan. “We resolve to honor the health care heroes and first responders whose incredible sacrifices saved us from losing far more of our fellow citizens.”
The Governor also thanked the businesses who shifted overnight to help manufacture face masks, face shields, and hand sanitizer.
Hogan is optimistic that there is light at the end of the tunnel. He said we will also remember all those who came together during the pandemic.
“Together, we marshalled an incredible state-wide response,” he said. “And in doing so, we showed the nation and the world what it means to be Maryland Strong.”
Hogan officially declared March 5th as a Day of Remembrance.