Memorial Day 2020-Thanks To Our Veterans & Soldiers For Giving The Ultimate Sacrifice For Our Freedom
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Florida National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony 2020 Each year on Memorial Day the Florida National Cemetery conducts a ceremony honoring our veterans; this year due to the current pandemic situation the decision has been made to honor our veterans with this online virtual service. The safety of our Warriors, their families, and our team members is our number one priority, while we still ensure that we are honoring the legacies and service of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We hope that you will join us virtually at https://www.facebook.com/NatCemFlorida to remember the fallen, in the video “Florida National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony 2020“, below:
In the video “Virtual Memorial Day ceremonies held in Central Florida“, below:
As the country remembers all the lives lost during times of war, the Poppy Wall of Honor becomes available online for the first time. Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral and USAA senior vice president John Bird joins CBSN’s Tanya Rivero to explain the history of Memorial Day and how Americans can use the digital wall to learn more, in the video “The history of Memorial Day in the U.S.“, below:
Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise host a special presentation of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert: America’s Night of Remembrance, in the video “2020 National Memorial Day Concert, Full Broadcast, PBS“, below:
President Trump, Vice President Pence and Secretary Esper at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, in the video “President Trump at Tomb of the Unkown Soldier on Memorial Day“, below:
President Trump commemorated Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery and Baltimore’s Fort McHenry. It comes just after the Trump administration imposed new restrictions on travelers to the U.S. from Brazil, as that country sees a surge of coronavirus infections. CBSN political contributor and White House reporter for The Associated Press Zeke Miller joins CBSN with the latest developments, in the video “Trump responds to critics of him playing golf amid pandemic; calls for schools to reopen“, below:
WWII-era planes were honoring veterans and first responders with a SoCal flyover on Memorial Day. Sky5 was overhead, in the video “WWII-era planes honor veterans, 1st responders with SoCal flyover on Memorial Day”
Wearing white face masks to match their gloves, the Honor Guard from the North Miami Police Department kicked off the city’s annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony, in the video “Memorial Day celebrations held across South Florida“, below:
A group of South Florida veterans didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic nor heavy rain stop their Memorial Day weekend mission, in the video “Veterans march with their gear in South Florida to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day“, below:
To learn more about Memorial Day, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Memorial Day (previously, but now seldom, called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Many volunteers place an American flag on graves of military personnel in national cemeteries.
Two other days celebrate those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military: Veterans Day, which honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and Armed Forces Day, an unofficial U.S. holiday (earlier in May) for honoring those currently serving in the armed forces.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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