Livonia nurse performs ‘Amazing Grace’ at national COVID-19 memorial ceremony
Nurse Lori Marie Key sings 'Amazing Grace' during a COVID-19 memorial, with lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Livonia nurse Lori Marie Key performed a rendition of “Amazing Grace” Tuesday at the national COVID-19 memorial ceremony in Washington D.C.“Working as a COVID nurse is heartbreaking. It gives me strength during difficult times and I believe it helps heal.”Michigan nurse Lori Marie Key, who went viral singing 'Amazing Grace' at work, reprises the song at the national COVID-19 memorial ceremony pic.twitter.com/8OtCaNU5mw — NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 19, 2021Key, a nurse at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, went viral last year after singing for fellow health care workers. “All of this is kind of bringing me back to my roots, something that I’ve always loved to. It’s just an honor and a blessing to be able to do nursing and singing at the same time,” she said on Monday.
2 Tight-Knit Communities Mourn 31 Killed in Separate Shootings
Two cities overwhelmed with grief are doing their best to cope following the tragic events in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. At a vigil Sunday in Dayton, the crowd began to sing Amazing Grace as they mourned the nine lost in the senseless tragedy. In El Paso, thousands lit up their cellphones to honor the 22 lives lost in Saturday's massacre at Walmart. So many cars remained abandoned Monday in the El Paso Walmart parking lot, left behind by victims and other shoppers fleeing for their lives. RELATED STORIESOhio Gunman Killed 9 People in 30 Seconds Before Police Took Him DownMother Reportedly Died Shielding Her Baby in El Paso ShootingTwo Mass Shootings in Less Than 24 Hours Leave at Least 29 Dead in Texas and Ohio