Some of Delaware’s favorite tourist landmarks were aglow in blue last night thanks to an initiative by the Delaware Tourism Office.
The event was conceived to honor frontline and essential workers in the fight against COVID-19. But the spectacular blue lights also served as a reminder to Delawareans that the compelling arts programs, our beautiful beaches, even racecar speedways are essential to community vitality and quality of life.
This is National Tourism and Travel Week, a time when Delaware businesses, museums and theatres would being welcoming thousands of summer visitors for outdoor entertainment.
Six Delaware attractions shared their pictures of their attractions lit in blue last night on social media along with the hashtag #ThanksDE. The Delaware Art Museum, Winterthur, The Grand Opera House, the Rehoboth Beach bandstand, the Monster statue at Dover International Speedway and the Hilton Wilmington-Christiana all took part.
“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,” Governor John Carney said. “This effort, organized by the Delaware Tourism Office, is a small but fitting tribute to them.”