Delaware tourist attractions turn blue to greet first responders and essential workers


Missing the Grand Opera House in Wilmington? How about the bandstand at Rehoboth Beach or the Monster Statue at Dover International Speedway?

The Delaware tourism board is lacking in visitors and Delawareans who visit these places, so the office has started a movement to recognize their presence and the hard work of the state’s frontline workers who are helping to fight the disease. coronavirus.

These three iconic locations were illuminated blue on Monday evening, along with several hotels and other tourist attractions as part of the #ThanksDe movement. The move is a spotlight to honor healthcare workers and first responders for battling the virus in Delaware, which has affected thousands of people, closed thousands of businesses and closed schools for the year.

State websites posted photos of iconic Delaware attractions on social media and urged citizens to do the same for their favorite places. Restaurants across the state will also be collecting meals and donations for frontline workers as part of the initiative.

“From health care workers to police, firefighters, paramedics, grocery store workers and transit drivers, these people have come together to protect us and provide for the rest of us during a difficult time,” said Governor John Carney in a statement. “This effort, organized by the Delaware Tourist Board, is a small but fitting tribute to them.”

Contact Ira Porter at 302-324-2581 or [email protected]


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