Bells Ring to Honor Healthcare Heroes
Every hour on the hour, from the top of the Westchester County Courthouse, chimes can be heard throughout downtown White Plains in honor of Westchester County’s healthcare heroes. From 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., the County’s bells chime out of respect for frontline workers – doctors, nurses, hospital staff and first responders – for their courageous efforts in the continuous fight against COVID-19 in Westchester.
“The bells have chimed for many years here in White Plains, but those bells have never held more significance than they do right now. It is a simple gesture, but we hope that it shows our healthcare heroes that we are praying for their continued health and safety, and that we appreciate everything they are doing to keep us safe,” said County Executive George Latimer.
In April, Westchester County launched a social media campaign called Westchester County Thank You, inviting parents and children to create artwork, post a picture, or record a short video to say thank you to Westchester’s first responders who are facing the pandemic head on. Use the hashtags #WCThankyou and #MyWestchester to participate.
The bells have chimed from the top of the Westchester County Courthouse for more than 25 years. Today, those chimes are dedicated to all who have contributed towards Westchester County’s response to COVID-19.