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Best wishes on Memorial Day

Flags-Lots of Rows Memorial Day 292774_1920This Memorial Day is unlike any other in American history. At least 1,636,000 people have contracted the coronavirus and 90,000 have died.

I’m going to be staying home and working in my yard and on my book about my journalism career. In an article I wrote Friday, I advised people to have a barbecue with people in their neighborhood and skip going out to a restaurant or to the beach. I also suggested camping in your yard, taking a drive in your neck of the woods, or ordering a special dinner.

As for going to a cemetery, call to find out if it’s open to family members and when it opens so you can go early and avoid any crowds.

I did watch the PBS Memorial Day concert on the Sunday. It featured Trace Adkins, the National Symphony Orchestra, CeCe Winans, and others. It was well done and a nice way to celebrate Memorial Day without going out.

You can also watch Memorial Day Parades and ceremonies in your area  or other cities.

For kids, they can take a virtual tour of the White House, listen to veterans’ stories, make Memorial day poppies, and create patriotic chalk art. See “20 Memorial Day Activities for the Whole Family” for more ideas.

So, stay save on Memorial Day. And be sure to wash your hands.


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