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Residents urges to join show of support for COVID-19 responders Friday

Details are being finalized for a show of solidarity and support for those on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.

On Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m., residents are invited to sing along to the National Anthem, while turning on all outside lights to show support for first responders, doctors, nurses, all medical personnel, and volunteers who are leading the fight against COVID-19 in Fort Wayne and all over the world.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge will be lit in red, white and blue lights, as well as Ash Skyline Plaza and other buildings in the downtown area.

Residents are not being encouraged to come downtown, but rather stay at home and turn on all outside lights at 8 p.m., using flashlights and other safe lighting devices to show support, and to sing along with the national anthem, which will be broadcast on WLDE, Classic Hits 101.7, followed by “We Will Rock You” by Queen.

The tribute is organized by WLDE 101.7 with the help of the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District.

In addition, according to a news release from the administration of Tom Henry, Fort Wayne is joining a nationwide movement to encourage residents to step outside and wave to their neighbors every night at 7 p.m. #FortWayneTogether

For real time updates visit www.cityoffortwayne.org/covid-19

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