Memorial Day Commemoration 2021
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This Memorial Day, the commemoration hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 782 is a little different: While the tradition of honoring and remembering members of the United States military who died serving the country remains unchanged, this year the VFW and City of Burlington also pauses to remember those in the community lost during the pandemic.
The VFW sets up a field of flags to honor each person who passed away from COVID-19 in the City so far, along with two trumpet solos, remarks from the Post Commander, Mayor, and a leader from the Vermont National Guard. The Vermont Guard has stepped forward in such an incredible way throughout this pandemic. The ceremony concludes with taps.