Monday, May 4, 2020

Paying tribute to healthcare workers in Brooklyn

Each night at 7pm, there is a tribute to essential workers who are holding the line across the city during this COVID-19 pandemic.

This past Saturday, I happened upon some classic cars lining Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Each displayed a sign that said, "Thank you for your service." An example is below on a gorgeous red Ford Falcon.

Prepping to parade to Wyckoff Heights Hospital for 7pm tribute to healthcare workers

The sign on the windshield says, "We appreciate your sacrifice."

Prepping to parade to Wyckoff Heights Hospital for 7pm tribute to healthcare workers

And, here, a 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT.

Prepping to parade to Wyckoff Heights Hospital for 7pm tribute to healthcare workers

I asked one of the drivers what this was all about and he said they were getting ready to parade past nearby Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for the 7pm tribute to bring some cheer to the healthcare workers. Below is video of the cars arriving at the hospital.



As police blocked off the streets, FDNY showed up with several trucks, flashing their lights and running their sirens.

FDNY tribute to healthcare workers at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Here is some video of the fire trucks and the street. WARNING - VOLUME IS LOUD!



After a few minutes, medical staff came out and gathered on the front steps. The sirens and cheering went on for a full 15 minutes (my ears rang for several hours afterwards!).



Seeing the doctors and nurses gathered on the steps looking so happy brought tears to my eyes. I can only imagine the emotional agony they have experienced, and continue to battle each day.



FDNY tribute to healthcare workers at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Heroes

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