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A Small Sign of Hope Seen in Weehawken

By RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor | April 30, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 050120104

Weehawken, NJ - Two days after hundreds of people gathered along Boulevard East to watch the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds fly over the metropolitan area in a tribute to coronavirus first responders and medical workers, a small group gathered at the same location to watch the USNS COMFORT depart New York Harbor. On a windy and dank April 30th afternoon, a silent crowd gathered near the Alexander Hamilton monument to observe and photograph the ship being escorted down the Hudson River. After a month in New York, the hospital ship began its voyage back to Virginia. A small sign of hope that conditions are improving, as people just watched and said nothing.

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