Photo courtesy of BBVA Stadium
The gesture to light stadiums blue around the country in respect to our essential workers who are in the “trenches” and “out front’ was a great one!
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 10, 2020
A reminder to all of us that many are risking far more than we are on the front lines of trying to contain and defeat COVID-19. We all know many of these real heroes and, day after day, we count on them in all aspects or our lives from birth to death.
— One World Trade (@OneWTC) April 10, 2020
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/KNqePZxaUd
— HoustonNeighborhoods (@NeighborHOU) April 10, 2020
Standing on my rooftop deck last night, looking at the blue in our powerful symbolic Houston downtown skyline took me to places where these remarkable individuals put it on the line for others.
I wonder if that blue light will remain “ON” when this COVID-19 virus is controlled, defeated and we get back to a different level of normalcy in life.
Will the definition and the bar of “hero” be changed to these individuals who go into the “fire” on our behalf? They were doing it before COVID-19 and will do it after. That won’t change because they are “different,” they are “givers.”
Tonight, we are lighting the St. Louis Wheel blue in solidarity with our healthcare workers and those on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The St. Louis Wheel (@stlouiswheel) April 10, 2020
Thanks again for all of your support of #LightItBlue – we’ve loved seeing your photos and well wishes for our heroic healthcare, frontline, and essential workers ? #WeGotThisSeattle pic.twitter.com/Y4g4p11sTT
— Space Needle (@space_needle) April 10, 2020
If you are looking for a “superhero” he or she may live right next to you and not on Netflix.
What I hope, in positive fashion changes, is that we hold these people in the highest of esteem in grander terms, in deeper ways. They are holding the hands of those passing in place of family members at this time.
I, like you, have many friends and acquaintances that are “essential workers” and daily I am awed by them. I have been since my late teens when my sister became a nurse.
Tonight, alongside our friends in the Houston community, we lit @TexasChildrens Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower blue in honor of the steadfast commitment our team and other essential workers across our city continue to display during the COVID-19 pandemic. #LightItBlue pic.twitter.com/5qFmfcuaym
— Texas Children's (@TexasChildrens) April 10, 2020
My visits to cancer patients over the years provides me the greatest gift of all, appreciation, reality and perspective and the ability to see clearly my good fortune, that my problems, in comparison, are minute.
At the end of the day, I am just a TV commentator, radio host, a lover of a sport who is constantly humbled and awed by these individuals.
Let’s keep the blue light on ALWAYS for the real heroes.