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New York City Lights Up Large ‘Thank You’ Message To COVID-19 Frontliners

Image via Walkway Organization

A large “Thank You” message was lit up on the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park to honor healthcare workers combating the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 1,300 luminaries were strategically placed by volunteers to read the message on the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. The light display spanned more than 200 feet in length. Friends of the Walkway board members, volunteers and staff worked with New York State Parks personnel to launch the massive light-up display.

“We hope that through this grand display across the Walkway frontline workers know just how much we appreciate their tremendous efforts,” Elizabeth Waldstein, Executive Director of Friends of the Walkway, said in a statement.

The Walkway over the Hudson is still open and accessible to the public. To pay a visit, do check out the health and safety guidelines beforehand over here.

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To everyone on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic —THANK YOU! You’re keeping us healthy, safe, fed, moving, cared for, and so much more. You are essential. Whether you’re an emergency room nurse, police officer, EMS, grocery clerk, delivery truck driver or any and everything in between, Friends of Walkway and NY State Parks & Historic Sites believe you deserve a gesture as grand as your contributions so Walkway Friends, volunteers, and State Park staff made you one that’s 202 feet long and comprised of more than 1300 points of light. This project salutes everyone going to exceptional lengths to keeping people healthy and society functioning. Thank you. For the full story see link in bio. #newyorktough #nystateparks #essentialworkers #thankanessentialworker #dayofgratitude #thankfulthursday #walkwayoverthehudson #teamparks : Scott Snell - SDSImagery.com - Courtesy Zero Point Aerial.

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[via Mid Huston News, cover image via Walkway Organization]