Memorial Day of 2020 will go down in the history books like no other before. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial Day commemorations were canceled or toned down across the country.
Pandemic brought smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances to all corners of the United States. The 37,000 American flags traditionally placed on the Boston Common to honor Massachusetts military members who died in service were replaced with just 1,000 flags to limit the number of volunteers. Some cities, like Woodstock in Georgia, held its celebration online. In New York, a private ceremony was held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. Our Memorial Day celebrations this year ware small, quiet, and six feet apart.
It’s not fair that we couldn’t pay full respect to those who died fighting for our freedom. It’s not fair that we ware allowed to give our heroes only partial respect they deserve. That was wrong, and it shouldn’t happen. We either respect them or we don’t.
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