In a normal year, Terry Hurley rises early on July 1. 2020 THE ONE WHERE I CELEBRATE THE MEMORIAL DAY IN QUARANTINE Shirt.
2020 THE ONE WHERE I CELEBRATE THE MEMORIAL DAY IN QUARANTINE
By 8 am, he was in downtown St. John, preparing for the Memorial Day parade as commander of the parade.
This year, he stayed at home, sitting on the deck.
The pandemic may have abolished the traditional Memorial Day rituals on the morning of July 1 with a bleak tribute and march through downtown streets, but veterans as Hurley still mark the day with inner reflection.
Hurley made nine tours abroad during his extended military career that only ended when mandatory retirement at age 65.
Missing seeing other veterans hit him hard this year, especially because some of them – currently in their 90s – inspired him to follow in the footsteps of four His body fought during World War I.
“It just brought a lot of memories to me,” he said.
His wife, Roxanne Hurley, who served before an injury forced her to leave the army in 1997, also looking forward to the ceremony each year.
“It is disappointing that we cannot go down and march as usual. But I understand the pandemic concerns we are facing,” she said.
Instead, she will spend a part of July 1 on her flower bed, where the things I forget pink and blue are blooming.
“Maybe I’ll just go there, and sit next to my garden, and just ponder the people who fought for us in the First and Second World Wars,” she said.
Instead of the usual parade to the National War Memorial, several dignitaries and representatives of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment performed a short and round ceremony. Flowers placed at the monument, surrounding sidewalks empty of thousands of ordinary spectators.
The legion asked the public not to attend, and posted a Livestream on Facebook in its place, though a few passersby stood at a distance and watched.
“There is no band, no marching, no fanfare. Unfortunately, that’s the way it should be,” said Nathan Lehr, president of the Royal Canadian Legion.
“It’s sad that we can’t do that.”
Lehr directed all 45 branch armies in the province to monitor, allowing up to five personnel to perform a short ceremony and salute. For others, Lehr asked them to pause individually to remember the sacrifice.
“Talk about it, and express your respect in your own way, that’s all I can say.”
Complaints across the city for meetings and concealing violations on Wednesday of July were more than double the number of calls made on Memorial Day weekend.
Austin 311 received 881 coronavirus-related complaints on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The ministry said it received 314 complaints during the Weekend Memorial Day, which lasted four days from May 22-25.
Complaints from the weekend include gatherings in apartments and businesses. and even closed city parks and green straps.
A 10-12 person took a sign to close the park at the entrance to Bull Creek, where there was a toilet, one person told the city. They are using the means and enter the park.
Our investigation team has heard from hundreds of people about social allegations. On Monday, we saw people walking by closed signs to use greenbelt Bull Creek.
Masked or coffin, said the state emergency director when the Governor ordered Texans to wear
COVID-19 masks cases have skyrocketed in Texas. The increase in hospitalization has brought concern about the ability to care for ill patients.
The activities of people around the Memorial Day weekend were recorded with an increase in cases statewide.