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More so than at any point in the recent history of the world, doctors, nurses and other first responders are being hailed as the heroes they are.

These individuals are risking their own well-being to serve the public during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic plaguing the world.

Selfless. Altruistic. Whatever term we want to use, these individuals are the heroes as we look to flatten the COVID-19 curve and and get back to normalcy.

Part of that normalcy will eventually be returning to live sports. And as the sports world continues to support those most impacted by the virus, they are also taking part in Thursday’s Light It Blue campaign to show first responders the respect they deserve.

Check out the Miami Dolphins’ stadium in South Beach. It looks much different than when the Super Bowl was held at Hard Rock Stadium about two months ago.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta look pretty awesome, too.

New Era Field in Western New York joined in.

Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, is looking especially awesome in support of the first responders.

Other venues joined in on showing support for the first responders.

They might be small acts, but they show the true heroes that we are more than appreciative of them putting their livelihoods on the line to save others.

Let us never forget.

Vincent Frank
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