Although many of the typical public ceremonies and parades will not be held this year due to coronavirus, patriotic citizens of Pennsylvania are still finding ways to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Virtual ceremonies, social distancing parades, and special videos will attempt to take the place of public events this year, proving that, despite these strange times, people still care deeply about America’s veterans.
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery has cancelled its annual Memorial Day ceremony, but will remain open for visitors and plans to hold a “a solemn wreath laying” complete with taps on March 25th.
Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee, and the Lincoln Fellowship, will each hold virtual ceremonies.
The Robert H. Hoke American Legion Post 272 will conduct a Memorial Day Salute at 1 p.m. on May 25, and will parade through town, allowing citizens to watch from their homes.
The Carlisle Joint Veterans Council and Washington D.C. will be releasing special videos for the occasion.
Are there any virtual events being hosted by organizations in your area? Let us know!