Flags were placed in cemeteries across Monroe County Saturday to honor American veterans who have died. Monday’s ceremonies have been canceled this year due to COVID-19. Typically on Memorial Day, the sound of gun salutes can be heard in the city, but this year may be silent.
The Bloomingtonian reached out to the American Legion Burton Woolery Post 18, and spoke with club manager Sharon Grubb, who said Monroe County had canceled in person Memorial Day ceremonies throughout the county. “We were very disappointed, but it is what it is,” said Grubb. “We don’t want anybody to get sick.”
Grubb said the next public ceremonies in the county to honor American veterans would likely be Veterans Day in November, but it is too early to know. Veterans Day honors all veterans. First responders who died on September 11th, along with other Americans who also perished, are also typically honored in September
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