Today Americans will reflect on the sacrifices made by those who have served in the armed forces a little differently because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Typically, a parade and events at memorials on the National Mall are held in the nation’s capital each year. However, this year the Vietnam memorial will hold a memorial day Ceremony through a virtual live webcast.
Arlington National Cemetery has limited visitors to only those who have a family pass. The annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride through the capital will be held virtually this year as well.
Many local events have also been cancelled this year, locally The Highground Veterans Memorial Park offers opportunities year-round to remember and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.