Maryland officials honor and remember COVID-19 victims on one year anniversary of first COVID-19 case in the state
MARYLAND — March 5th marks one year since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the state of Maryland. And to commemorate the day, Governor Larry Hogan declared Friday, a day of remembrance.
Governor Hogan says the commemoration is in honor of the 7,784 Marylanders, who lost their lives during the pandemic. A twilight ceremony was held at the state house and in coordination with local leaders, buildings across the state lit up amber.
The governor speaking in a somber tone, with hopes of getting through the pandemic, while never forgetting those we lost over the last 365 days. He says in part quote, “we can finally see that light at the end of the tunnel. But as we do, we resolve to never forget any of the 7,748 Marylanders who have been taken from us by this deadly virus.”
Gov. Hogan along with other state officials also took the time to express gratitude to the health-care heroes and frontline workers, whose many sacrifices have saved lives and kept residents safe.