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Memorial Day and the COVID-19 Pandemic

 


This week in Cheyenne there has been a fierce debate over the President’s decision to lower the flags to half mast for the Memorial Day celebrations. For the first time in our history there were several people in the state of Wyoming that want the lowered flags to represent people other than those who lost their lives in service to their country.

Since May 30, 1868, American’s have celebrated those who paid the ultimate price for their country. Originally known as Decoration Day, the first Memorial Day took place in Arlington Cemetery. According to americaslibrary.gov, Commander in Chi...



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