#LightItBlue will brighten the skies for healthcare workers across the country

#LightItBlue will brighten the skies for healthcare workers across the country
Bridges and historic landmarks across the country will light it blue for healthcare workers tomorrow. (CARA GREENSTEIN)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Mighty Lights on the Big River Crossing has planned something special to honor healthcare workers.

Thursday at sundown, the Mighty Lights on the Blue River Crossing and the Hernando de Soto bridge will join major landmarks around the country to glow blue in solidarity with healthcare workers who battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 26, over 130 landmarks and historic buildings across the United Kingdom were lit blue to salute their healthcare workers on the front lines.

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The #LightItBlue campaign will cross the pond and will appear in cities across the United States on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. local time, “creating a national show of support and gratitude to those essential workers caring for us on the front lines and creating a universal symbol of solidarity and hope.”

This was started by the American for the Arts.

Memphians can also dedicate one Mighty Light to a Memphis healthcare employee or medical professional on their website.

Mighty Lights will pledge half of its Dedicate a Light proceeds to the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund through April 21.

For more information about the Mighty Lights, visit their website.