(WXYZ) — The State of Michigan is coming together to hold a statewide vigil to remember those who have died from COVID-19.
"Light Up for Life" is a statewide moment of silence to honor those who passed away, those who are in isolation and those who are on the front lines.
“Rarely in our lives does one event affect everything in our lives – every family, every workplace, and every institution. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all to do our part to help our neighbors, to be responsible in our actions, and to do everything in our power to get our communities back on track to normal," Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack said in a release. "I am very proud of everything our colleagues in the judiciary statewide are doing to maintain access, to protect the public and court staff, and to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Our branch of government is unified in purpose, in direction, and in our commitment to serve.
People are asked to go on their porch at 9 p.m., turn on the lights, and think about those who are fighting and those who have died.
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