As we experienced after 9/11, once again our true heroes are not sports figures, movie stars or entertainers. Our heroes are the extraordinary people providing us with vital services during this crisis - doctors, nurses, hospital staff, police, firemen and paramedics.
We need to express our gratitude to all the unsung heroes doing essential jobs while we stayed at home.
In addition, we should acknowledge local businesses for their efforts to protect customers. Even though the floor was marked at six-foot intervals at local businesses, people had to be told to stay back and wear masks.
It amazed me that people didn't realize the seriousness of this virus and the precautions that must be followed to prevent a recurrence.
If we want to defeat this pandemic, we still need to stand together (or in this case apart), and do whatever is necessary to protect each other.