The Fourth of July is usually only observed in the U.S., but this year, South Korea joined in with a spectacular celebration of its own.
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When night fell, 300 synchronized drones illuminated the sky over Seoul’s Han River. Why? Because the country’s Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport had organized a light show to thank the heroes on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic!
While South Korea has been praised for taking early control of their COVID-19 outbreak, they have recently been hit with a series of new cases.
So during the 10-minute show, the pre-programmed drones formed a series of images encouraging citizens to remain vigilant. One showed a pair of hands right below droplets, a reminder for viewers to wash their hands.
Another featured two people wearing masks and moving apart to safely practice social distancing.
Of course, the show wouldn’t be complete without a tribute to the heroes of the pandemic! Health care workers wearing protective gear appeared in the sky to honor the people doing everything they can to keep their communities safe.
We’ll never be able to repay them for their hard work and sacrifices, but we can show our gratitude and do our part to stop the spread!
As one viewer put it, “Thanks to the medical staff, people who are precious to me can be safe.”
Another added, “I hope the warm hearts come together and the people of the nation can overcome it! Thank you for a great event.”
What a fun way to motivate people to protect themselves and their neighbors! Thank you, South Korea, for reminding all of us to do our part. This is a difficult time, but we’ll get through it together!
Check out a clip from the stunning show below, and share this story to encourage everyone to stay safe.
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