We've learned why landmarks are lit up red across New York State.

Did you see any New York State landmarks lit up red on Wednesday, March 6?

Reason Landmarks Are Lit Red In New York State

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If so, you may have wondered why. The following landmarks were lit up red on Wednesday:

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  • Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

  • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

  • One World Trade Center

  • Empire State Plaza

  • State Fairgrounds – Main Gate & Expo Center

  • Niagara Falls

  • Grand Central Terminal - Pershing Square Viaduct

  • MTA LIRR - East End Gateway at Penn Station

  • Fairport Lift Bridge over the Erie Canal

  • Moynihan Train Hall

  • Albany International Airport Gateway

  • Lake Placid Olympic Center

  • Kosciuszko Bridge

  • The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building

  • State Education Building

  • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building

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Landmarks Lit Red For American Red Cross Month

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that the landmarks are lit red in honor of American Red Cross Month.

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"When our state faces emergencies or crises, the American Red Cross stands ready to support New Yorkers with services and programs," Governor Hochul said. "As we illuminate State landmarks in red, we’re recognizing the invaluable work of every volunteer and member across the entire American Red Cross organization as they continue to serve communities across New York."

27 Images of Upstate New York's Most Magnificent Landmarks

I've lived here my entire life, and I'm not sure I realized just how beautiful the Empire State truly is. There's no shortage of stunning landscapes and breathtaking views throughout the great State of New York.

It doesn't matter where you live, or where you travel, New York residents are never far from a gorgeous beach, a picturesque state park, or an awe-inspiring mountain.

In 2018, a photographer named Demetri Andritsakis made a 3-and-a-half-minute drone video highlighting many of New York's breathtaking views called "Upstate New York By Air".

Andritsakis submitted it to the 2018 New York State Fair Drone Film Festival, and deservedly so, he received a Gold Medal honor for his aerial work throughout upstate New York.

From the Adirondacks to the Catskills, Albany to Buffalo, and everything worth seeing in between, check out these spectacular pics featuring 27 of the Most Magnificent Landmarks in Upstate New York.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

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