Amid gorgeous weather, Vermonters observe Memorial Day in a new way - WCAX

The “Staycation” did its bit for the tourist economy as some Vermonters spent their three-day weekends in summer cabins normally rented to out-of-staters. And although the traditional Memorial Day gatherings were cancelled in favor of smaller, more personal reminiscences, we still remembered those who made the supreme sacrifice.

"Millions of Americans Monday took time to remember the men and women who gave their life in service to their country. At the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Delina Loati spent the day with her late husband, Ronald, who served in the Army National Guard for 41 years. "I was here a week ago for what would have been my 62nd anniversary," Loati said. "He liked his Guard, he liked his Army." But in the age of COVID-19 and widespread cancellations, this Memorial Day took on new meaning. In addition to mourning lives lost in the armed services, there are also the nearly 100,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus.”



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