Maryland marks one year since first confirmed cases of COVID-19
BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) One year ago today, Maryland reported its first cases of the coronavirus.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary, Governor Larry Hogan declared March 5, 2021 a Day of Remembrance in honor of the more than 7,700 Marylanders who have lost their lives due to COVID-19.
As we prepare to mark one year since the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland, I have issued a proclamation recognizing March 5 as a Day of Remembrance to honor the more than 7700 Marylanders who have lost their lives to this deadly virus. Maryland flags will be lowered. pic.twitter.com/Ks8PsIOuhd— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) March 4, 2021
A virtual twilight ceremony will be held at the State House this evening at 6:15.
Marylanders can expect to see buildings across the state lit up amber as part of the statewide commemoration.
“One year ago at this time, we could not have fathomed the toll that the pandemic would take on each and every one of us,” said Governor Hogan. “On Friday, we will pause as a state to remember all those we have lost, and express our gratitude to the healthcare heroes and frontline workers whose many sacrifices have saved lives and kept us safe.”