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Houston shines blue to honor health care workers, first responders

It's part of the #LightItBlue viral campaign to honor those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HOUSTON — To honor health care workers, first responders and essential workers fighting on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, buildings and stadiums across Greater Houston shined blue in appreciation for those fighting to keep us safe.

From Minute Maid Park to Rice Stadium, check out these beautiful photos honoring the #LightItBlue global campaign spreading across social media.

“Tonight Minute Maid Park joined the nationwide #LightItBlue campaign to show support for healthcare professionals and individuals on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. #ForTheH,” the Houston Astros tweeted with photos of an all-blue Minute Maid Park.

“In honor of all the selfless first responders and essential personnel. #LightItBlue | #WeAreTexans,” the Houston Texans tweeted of NRG Stadium with its roof lit blue.

“Thank you to all of the healthcare professionals and other essential personnel on the frontlines of this COVID-19 pandemic. #LightItBlue,” the Houston Rockets tweeted with photos from Toyota Center.

“#Houston has never looked more beautiful than it does right now. A huge Thank You to all of our healthcare and essential staff members for your tremendous efforts in saving all of mankind. @GRBCC @HiltonHouston #LightItBlue #MakeItBlue,” Houston First tweeted of the city’s downtown skyline.

“#LightItBlue,” the Houston Dash tweeted with photos from inside BBVA Compass Stadium.

“#HoustonWeCan make a difference and #LightItBlue in our community tonight in support of all our heroes on the front lines battling COVID-19,” Rice University tweeted with photos from inside Rice Stadium.

“#DowntownHouston is proud to #LightItBlue tonight in honor of the healthcare & essential professionals who are saving lives around the clock, creating a universal symbol of solidarity & hope. We are thankful for those who are putting their lives on the line to fight COVID19,” Downtown Houston tweeted with a photo of city hall lit up in blue.

"Tonight, we #LightItBlue. Thank you to our healthcare professionals and essential workers, who are working around the clock to protect us. #StayAtHome," the University of Houston football team tweeted with a photo of TDECU Stadium.

"Houston lit up in blue tonight to honor health care workers and first responders on the front lines of the #COVID19 pandemic. Thank you to our own #healthcareheroeshous for your dedication to each other, our patients and our community. We’re in this together. #LightItBlue," MD Anderson tweeted with photos throughout Houston.

Tonight, we will be joining the nationwide effort to #LightItBlue. T... his graphic will be displayed on our Highway 6 Marquee from 8PM - 12AM to show our support of healthcare and essential professionals fighting this pandemic 24 hours a day.

"#LightItBlue," the Sugar Land Skeeters posted on Facebook.