Niagara Falls is one of thirteen landmarks and bridges across the Empire State that Governor Kathy Hochul today announced would be lit red on December 1st, 2021, in honor of World AIDS Day.

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Governor Hochul said earlier:

"World AIDS Day is a very solemn time for us to remember those we have lost to the HIV epidemic, as we raise awareness of this tireless battle that continues to this day." 


 "This year marks 40 years since the first cases were reported. Even now, despite the progress we've made, people living with HIV continue to feel the pain of the stigma attached to this virus, and by lighting New York's landmarks we can take a moment to honor the 700,000 American lives that we have lost due to AIDS-related illnesses and recommit ourselves to ending the AIDS epidemic once and for all."

The Thirteen landmarks and bridges which were lit in RED across New Yor included:

  • One World Trade Center
  • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
  • Kosciuszko Bridge
  • The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
  • State Education Building
  • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
  • State Fairgrounds - Main Gate & Expo Center
  • Niagara Falls
  • The "Franklin D. Roosevelt" Mid-Hudson Bridge
  • Grand Central Terminal - Pershing Square Viaduct
  • Albany International Airport Gateway
  • The Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
  • MTA LIRR - East End Gateway at Penn Station

Globally, there have been over 36 million people have lost their lives due to AIDS-related illnesses. World AIDS Day, has been held on December 1st  every year since 1988 across the globe.  It is a day that is dedicated to raising awareness of AIDS and mourning those who have died of the disease.

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