Memorial Day Weekend services in the United States looked somewhat different this year than they did the previous year as American nationals – more than half of the population received coronavirus vaccine – gathered to remember fallen heroes. On Sunday, Joe Biden, the President of the U.S., attended a memorial service in Delaware and remembered his late son, Beau Biden, who previously served in the Iraq-U.S. war. Beau died of brain cancer on 30th May 2015.
In the Sunday speech, Biden said that it’s a difficult day to bring back everything. Therefore, he cannot thank enough to the soldiers for their continued service to the nation, including their daughters and sons, as they live in hearts. Afterward, the president addressed the nation on Monday with a Memorial Day address at Arlington Cemetery.
Former American Presidents Issued their Statements on the Memorial Day
Donald Trump, the former U.S. President, also remembered the fallen soldiers in a Memorial Day statement. Trump said that on this day, the nation remembers the fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives in defense of the country, the citizens, the families, and holy freedoms. The steel of resolve, the depth of devotion, and the purity of patriotism of those American soldiers have no equal in human history.
Similarly, Barack Obama, the former Democratic president, issued a Memorial Day statement on his Twitter account saying, let’s remember the men and women who sacrificed all for their country and the people they served with. The country owes them all a huge debt of gratitude. George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President, attended a wreath-laying ceremony on Memorial Day in Kennebunkport, Maine.
This Memorial Day, let’s remember the men and women who sacrificed everything for the people they served with and the country they loved. We owe them all an enormous debt of gratitude. pic.twitter.com/uPSn54O9Xs
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 31, 2021
Local TV Channels will Broadcast the National Memorial Day Parads
In Washington, D.C., people visited memorials remembering those men and women who fought in the Civil War, World War I & II, Korea, and Vietnam. Furthermore, many of them left flowers, including other mementos, at memorial places to remember friends and family members who sacrificed in the name of democracy. Youngsters on motorcycles rolled into the district to remember war prisoners, service members missing in action, and veterans who committed suicide during American Vet’s “Rolling to remember” event on Sunday.
This year, local television channels of the country will broadcast the National Memorial Day Parade, which generally takes place in downtown Washington, D.C. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the authorities didn’t allow the spectators to attend the event. Whereas some cities and towns live-streamed Memorial Day parades without spectators because of the COVID-19 outbreak.