One of the most sacred and powerful events of the year will not happen. At least that is according to reports.
A longtime Memorial Day weekend tradition to honor veterans is now canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are persisting calls to bring it back. For decades, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other groups have devoted part of the holiday to place small American flags at the graves of veterans and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice as a way to honor our country’s war heroes. Yet this year the Department of Veteran’s Affairs has prohibited public events at the sites because of COVID-19. The Boy Scouts and other groups have been barred from carrying out the mass flag placements.
And the internet is not happy about this at all:
This is out of control and completely irrational. @realDonaldTrump please intervene! "Boy Scouts banned from planting American flags on veterans' graves for Memorial Day due to coronavirus" https://t.co/v6dvVY1Ut2 #FoxNews— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) May 13, 2020
What a shame. https://t.co/HST8uVIf4w— PragerU (@prageru) May 13, 2020
As we learn more about this virus, we must make decisions based on science, not fear.— Jason Lewis (@LewisForMN) May 13, 2020
The Boy Scouts could safely conduct this outdoor event w/ social distancing.
Instead of just cancelling everything, it’s time to use American ingenuity to safely adapt!https://t.co/tuQL0kfApw
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