Maryland Day of Remembrance in honor of lives lost to COVID-19.

    March 5 commemorates the one-year anniversary of the state’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19Harford County confirmed its first case of the coronavirus a few days later, on March 8.

    Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the more than 7,700 Marylanders who have lost their lives during the pandemic would be honored Friday with a twilight ceremony at the State House; Buildings across the state will illuminated amber, including the Lighthouse and Downtown up lighting.

    “One year ago at this time, we could not have fathomed the toll that the pandemic would take on each and every one of us,” Hogan said in a statement. “On Friday, we will pause as a state to remember all those we have lost, and express our gratitude to the healthcare heroes and frontline workers whose many sacrifices have saved lives and kept us safe.”