Released on March 4, 2021 - 10:54am

The pandemic has taken a large toll on many of us. We have lost loved ones to COVID-19 and starting on March 5, 2021, Mayor Craig A. Moe has announced that our City facilities will be illuminated in amber to honor the over 7,700 victims that have fallen to the virus.

The City of Laurel will be joining the state, county and other municipalities in recognizing the one-year anniversary since the pandemic began and honoring and remembering those we have lost this past year.

Governor Larry Hogan will host an online event on Friday, March 5, 2021, starting at 6:00pm on his social media sites, that will begin with a moment of silence and over 7,500 individual lights will be placed on the State House front steps, along with Maryland flags and luminaries around the State House grounds.

To honor those we have lost in Laurel and around the Nation, Mayor Moe has worked with Laurel Parks and Recreation to illuminate the City’s facilities that will include the Laurel Municipal Center, Laurel Armory - Anderson and Murphy Community Center, Laurel Police Department’s Barkman-Kaiser Public Safety Complex and the Robert J. DiPietro Community Center.

These facilities will be illuminated starting at 6:00pm on Friday, March 5, 2021, and will continue to shine in memory of those our Nation has lost through Friday, March 12, 2021.

Please join us in the coming week by shining your amber lights in memory of those that have been taken too soon and send your photos to [email protected] so we can create a collage to remember for years to come.

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