The Beckering Family Carillon Tower will turn blue to thank critical workers

Photo of the carillon tower on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.
Lights on the Beckering Family Carillon Tower on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus will remain blue through May 15 to honor essential workers.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Creative Day
Photo of the thank-you sign by the carillon tower.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Creative Day

The Beckering Family Carillon Tower on Grand Valley's Pew Grand Rapids Campus will turn blue as a way to thank critical workers for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grand Valley, in partnership with Creative Day Technologies and Odyssey Lighting, is paying tribute to all critical workers, including first responders, health care workers, grocers and many more, who are putting themselves in harm's way during the COVID-19 crisis.

The carillon will be illuminated by blue lights, installed by Creative Day and Odyssey Lighting, beginning May 1 and extending through May 15. 

"This is one small way to honor all of the critical workers who are working so diligently to keep us safe, fed and cared for," said President Philomena V. Mantella. "We honor them for their hard work and unwavering commitment. We are forever grateful."

The tribute includes a sign placed next to the carillon tower offering words of gratitude.