Sites around Baltimore have been lit up yellow and blue in support of the people of Ukraine in their fight against a Russian invasion, joining displays of solidarity that have appeared around the world.
Buildings across the Baltimore area have been illuminated in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, from the Government House in Annapolis to a local resident’s home in Baltimore County.
Here are some displays of solidarity shared on Baltimore social media:
The day after Russia invaded Ukraine, Governor Hogan announced that the Government House in Annapolis would be lit up.
Government House is lit blue and yellow tonight in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/Dm0h39Wr8t
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) February 25, 2022
The following day, Baltimore City government, Maryland Stadium Authority, the Ravens, and the Orioles showed their support by lighting up Baltimore City Hall, M&T Bank Stadium, and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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Another stellar illumination by the @MDStadiumAuth! #CamdenYards B&O Warehouse and M&T Bank Stadium lit ? & ? to show #Baltimore #Maryland solidarity w/ #Ukraine ?? pic.twitter.com/bI94xnZioC
— Erick Ferris (@erick_ferris) March 1, 2022
@WashProbs don’t forget Baltimore and our incredible #Ukraine display of love ???? pic.twitter.com/T4u7VqaKr5
— creech (@creecher28) March 2, 2022
Last week, a Baltimore County resident arranged yellow and blue lights on their porch.
Showing our support for Ukraine in Baltimore County, Maryland. ?? pic.twitter.com/JPInl076m5
— ⚓️ Jo Wallace – ✍️ ?? (@Scampi13) March 1, 2022
On Friday, the B&O Railroad Museum and University of Maryland Medical System showed their support. The University of Maryland Medical System announced that buildings on each campus will be lit blue and yellow starting at sundown each evening this week.
The B&O stands with the world in supporting the Ukrainian people as war is being waged. While this is a small gesture, we hope that displaying the Ukrainian national colors provides some comfort to Baltimore’s local Ukrainian community & shows our #solidarity with #Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/cb9OfPAEbq
— B&O Railroad Museum (@BORRM) March 4, 2022
Over the weekend, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra honored Ukraine in a different way. The orchestra opened each concert at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Ukrainian National Anthem. Joseph Meyerhoff – the local philanthropist who donated $5 million to the construction of the concert hall – was born in Ukraine and emigrated to Baltimore.
Joseph Meyerhoff emigrated from Ukraine to Baltimore, and gifted us the vision and support for our Baltimore home, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. To honor the sovereign nation of Ukraine, the BSO opens each concert this weekend with the Ukrainian National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/0tLUxFGNOk
— Baltimore Symphony (@BaltSymphony) March 4, 2022