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Website and future Irish Fest event honor frontline heroes

A new website, MyFrontLineHero.org honors the people who are at work every day in the battle against coronavirus, as well as those supporting them and those that inspire us all during the pandemic.

The site is a collaboration between Milwauke-based digital marketing and software development agency Northwoods and CelticMKE, which stages Irish Fest every year (except this one, sadly).

MyFrontLineHero.org allows visitors to submit stories and photos of heroes they know. They can be medical professionals, but also grocery store employees, law enforcement, volunteers, delivery drivers, teachers, retail and restaurant staff, and others.

The heroes will be recognized in a ceremony with a special concert next summer when Irish Fest returns.

Those who have been submitted to the site – as well as the submitters – will be recognized at the event.

"Myfrontlinehero.org is just one small way that our organizations could join forces to create an avenue to honor real-life heroes – our frontline workers risking their own health during COVID- 19 to keep the rest of us safe," said Mike Mitchell, executive director of Milwaukee Irish Fest.

"The beauty of this website is that anyone can submit a frontline hero – whether they work or live in the Milwaukee area, Wisconsin or elsewhere in the country. All of our frontline heroes deserve our deepest appreciation and thanks."

Visit myfrontlinehero.org for more information and follow the project on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

"It was important to both of our organizations to contribute something valuable to the COVID-19 effort," said Patrick Bieser, president and founder of Northwoods.

"Because Northwoods provides website design and development, and Milwaukee Irish Fest has a venue by which we can give additional recognition to our heroes, it seemed like a perfect way to come together to celebrate those who are working so hard to keep us safe, healthy, positive and inspired."

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