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Monday, 18 May 2020 11:14

The New Normal of Memorial Day

Parades are synonymous with Memorial Day, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will likely prevent any large public remembrance of those who died while in the U.S. Armed Forces.

As Memorial Day rapidly approaches take some time to reflect on the meaning of this holiday.  The last Monday in May (May 25th) has been reserved to honor those from our Armed Forces who died while serving our country.  Since the Revolutionary Way brave men and women have sacrificed in order to give this great county the change to flourish.  Even now they rose up again, to protect and serve with pride and valor.

With COVID-19 changing the way we all live, work and play this year we will look for some ways to show our pride for these soldiers and our country.

Here are some suggestions:

Fly the American Flag.

  Whether you choose a large flag, a small one from the Dollar Store or you get a rope lighted one, just show your respect and pride.

Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 PM

In the most recent past, Congress passed the National Moment of Remebrance Act, this asks America to pause at 3 PM on Memorial Day to reflect on the meaning of the day.  No matter where you are , you can stop and remember and be thankful for what you have.

Wear a red Poppy flower.

The red poppy has traditionally been the symbol of death, renewal, and life. The seeds of the red poppy can lie dormant in the soil for years. When the soil is overturned by a farmer plowing his field or construction workers or war, the red poppies cover the ground with beautiful flowers.

The fields of Northern France and Flanders were churned up by boots, hooves, and machines during World War I. After all the bombing and fighting, red poppies appeared by the thousands, covering those fields of death.

Watch a teleised Patriot Concert

With our ability to watch anything anytime from anywhere, make this your music of the day.

Donate online to a Veterans Organization

Call a veteran you know, or their family


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