Public salutes healthcare workers

The scream of police, fire and other sirens, as well as the blaring of about three dozen vehicle horns, could be heard across southeast Atmore Sunday evening (March 29) as locals came together to salute the healthcare workers at Atmore Community Hospital.

The public response was impressive, as the show of appreciation was not organized until 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Vehicles, their lights on and emergency flashers blinking, filled the hospital’s southern parking spaces. Other vehicles filled the parking lot of the primary care facility and doctors’ offices across the street from ACH, or parked in the spaces directly in front of the hospital entrances.

More than two dozen ACH employees gathered at the hospital’s emergency entrance to accept the salute. Many waved at those providing the salute.

At then end of the brief event, all of the public safety vehicles and most of the others filed through the hospital parking lot, blowing their horns as they passed the gathering of ACH employees.