At least half the country is partially protected from the coronavirus. Americans flee the stagnation of the epidemic over a three-day holiday weekend that traditionally unleashes the country’s imprisoned glow at the door of the summer.
But the Memorial Day holiday on Monday is also a sacred occasion for commemorating the nation̵7;s war victims. And many military ceremonies this year are still being held virtually.
The Biggest Memorial Day Parade in Washington It was all presented online last year while the virus was spreading. It’s returning to normal this year with a mix of in-person and virtual events. said the organizer
Instead of a traditional parade on Constitution Avenue before 100,000 spectators, the parade was filmed May 3 at the National Mall without an audience. and will be mixed with other tape performers in a special television show
“We fully expect to return to normalcy next year,” said Kenny Cunningham, a spokesman for the American Veterans Center.
New York City’s Staten Island county is set to have the nation’s few live and in-person parades on Monday with a parade and marching band.
Also on Memorial Day which has its origins dating back to the aftermath of the US Civil War. That ended in 1865, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris attended a traditional wreath-laying ceremony at the Unknown Soldier in Arlington. National Cemetery.
“Duty, honor, country – they live for it. they die for it And we as a nation are eternally grateful,” Biden told the crowd, including families who gathered at the site to remember loved ones who lost their lives in military service.
Expected trip up 60%
A year after Memorial Day weekend trips have been pressured by fears of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a 60 percent increase is expected, with 37 million people expected to travel 50 miles or more from home. That AAA Travel said.
The 2021 total, still 13% lower than in 2019, includes 34.4 million people traveling by car, AAA said.
One of them was Patty Doxsey, 63, of Red Hook, N.Y., who had to drive 10 hours with her husband on Monday to camp for a week in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park in hopes of catching up. see Synchronous firefly light show
both of whom were both vaccinated. had planned to go last year until the pandemic ended her trip, she said.
“I’m very excited,” said Doxsey, a reporter for the Daily Freeman in Kingston. “It’s been a long, long year. And we love to travel.”
By Sunday, 50.5% of Americans were vaccinated against COVID-19. at least once According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meanwhile, the number of new coronavirus cases dropped from a seven-day average of more than 250,000 a day in early January to about 18,900 on Saturday, the lowest figure since the March 2020 pandemic, the CDC said.
Air travel is making a comeback. As nearly 1.96 million people passed through US airports on Friday. The most since March 7, 2020, according to Transportation Security Administration data.
The top attractions for Memorial Day this year are Las Vegas and Orlando, AAA said.
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not support overseas travel. This includes Mexico and Canada. has issued advice “Travel ban” for more than 150 countries, mainly because of the high rates of COVID-19.
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