Blue lighting displays to honor healthcare workers, first responders and essential staffers on Monday night

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Delaware’s tourism industry will honor healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers on Monday night.

Starting at 7 p.m. tourist attractions and hotels across Delaware will be bathed in blue light to say thank those who have served the state’s citizens so unselfishly throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Photos will be posted on social media.

In addition, restaurants throughout Delaware are thanking healthcare, frontline and essential workers by collecting donations to buy meals for them.

“From healthcare workers to the police officers, firefighters, EMTs, grocery store workers and transit drivers, these folks have stepped up to protect and provide for the rest of us during a challenging time,” Gov. John Carney said. “This effort, organized by the Delaware Tourism Office, is a small but fitting tribute to them.”

Delaware attractions will share on social media at 7 p.m. photos of their attractions lit in blue and thank you signs using the hashtag #ThanksDE. All Delawareans are encouraged to post their own photos on social media. Destinations and restaurants will post their thank you on social media

The following are among the Delaware attractions across the state which will be lit up in blue.

  • New Castle County: The Grand Opera House and Hilton Wilmington-Christiana
  • Sussex County: The Rehoboth Beach bandstand
  • Kent County: The Monster statue at Dover International Speedway.

In addition, numerous restaurants are stepping up to provide assistance, including:

  • High 5 Hospitality (Limestone BBQ and Bourbon, Stone Balloon, eggspectation and Buffalo Wild Wings) is accepting donations to feed frontline workers.
  • La Baguette Bakery & Catering, Dover is accepting donations to feed first responders and frontline workers.
  • La Vida Hospitality (Crooked Hammock Brewery, Fork & Flask and Taco Reho) is working to provide support and resources to food banks, local shelters, nonprofit organizations and community groups.
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