Cities, towns, sports teams, museums, companies, libraries, and more to join in moment of unity across state
11/19/2020 11:45:08 AM
[ST. PAUL, MN] – As Minnesota reaches the grim milestone of over 3,000 lives lost due to COVID-19, cities and towns across the state tonight will light dozens of Minnesota landmarks in purple to honor victims of COVID-19 and the frontline workers battling the pandemic. Cities, towns, sports team, museums, libraries, companies, and more will join in this solemn moment of unity across the state. The Governor invites all locations that can to participate and use the hashtag “#MNtogether.”
“When times are tough, Minnesotans rise up by coming together,” Governor Walz said. “Tonight, communities across the state will come together in a symbolic moment of unity to honor those we have lost and the workers who are on the frontline of this battle.”
“COVID-19 has tragic consequences, regardless of your age or health,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “Today, we honor our friends, relatives, and neighbors who have died from COVID-19, and in doing so, we must commit to looking out for one another. As the weather grows colder, we must take every precaution to keep our neighbors and loved ones safe and healthy through this long winter.”
Governor Tim Walz has also directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, November 19, 2020. He has directed flags to fly at half staff on the 19th of every month through 2020 to remember, mourn, and honor lives lost due to COVID-19.
Minnesota cities and towns across the state will come together to honor victims of COVID-19 and recognize frontline workers fighting the pandemic by lighting up landmarks across the state in purple. The following will be lit purple at 5:00pm on Thursday, November 19, 2020: