Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm Pay Tribute to First Responder Star Wars Fans

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Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm Pay Tribute to First Responder Star Wars Fans. One of the best things about being a Star Wars fan is that we come from all over the world, from any age, ethnicity, and background. To highlight this, Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm released a video sharing their gratitude for the many Star Wars fans currently on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The video featured doctors, nurses, technicians, volunteers, and the MANY other medical staff members who are devoted fans of the franchise and showed them in both their work uniforms and Star Wars cosplays, with a good number of featured healthcare heroes being members of the 501st Legion, the worlds largest official Star Wars fan group.

Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm Pay Tribute to First Responder Star Wars Fans
Photo Credit: Lucasfilm

“The challenging times we’re currently facing have truly brought out the best in many from the Star Wars community, especially those first responders, front-liners and volunteers who are working to keep us all safe. Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm would like to thank all the heroes who put their health and well-being on the line for us every day – the Force is truly with you, and we salute you.”

You can check out the full video posted by Lucasfilm and Mark Hamill below:

This is one of the reasons we love Star Wars so much! It is a huge community that gives back selflessly and continues to rally together on a message of hope. We can not thank our first responders enough for all they do and are grateful for their personal sacrifices to help keep us all healthy.

Are you a first responder and Star Wars or Disney fan? We would LOVE to see your photos in the comments of you in your PPE and cosplays/DisneyBounds! Please feel free to share your story in the comments and thank you for all you do!

Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Star Wars

Source: Lucasfilm


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