#VegasGoesBlue in an Inspiring Show of Support
June 26, 2020
Police cars from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, lights flashing, rolled up to the entrance of Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. But this wasn't your typical police activity. It was an inspiring show of support for those on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19, including our very own healthcare heroes. Blue balloons floated from the cruisers' windows and hand-lettered signs conveyed messages of appreciation for the challenging work being done within the halls of Summerlin Hospital.
And that wasn't the only show of support. Air Force Thunderbirds conducted an inspiring (and thunderous!) #VegasGoesBlue flyover as a salute to the region's healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel, which included a flyover right here at Summerlin Hospital.
Photo was taken prior to wearing masks becoming mandatory in Nevada
Inside the facility, our pediatric patients participated by creating an oversized #VegasGoesBlue window banner that employees and visitors can see from outside.
While tributes have been ongoing, #VegasGoesBlue kicked off on Tuesday, April 7, with Turn the City Blue Day. Residents were encouraged to wear blue on kickoff day and demonstrate their participation by posting pictures of themselves wearing blue on social media while promoting the hashtag #VegasGoesBlue. Local landmarks, including the One Summerlin building in Downtown Summerlin, also went blue in a show of support.
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