Letter: Memorial Day looks different this year

| May 19, 2020 8:50 PM

Memorial Day is fast approaching and unfortunately, this year, we have to let it go past without our usual service at Bess Hampton Memorial Gardens in Othello. The flags will not be put up this year as we have done in the past. The military service flags will be put up at the monument and the flag will be raised at the Adams Cemetery on Highway 17. Taps will be played at both cemeteries at or a little after 6 p.m.

This will be the first time in the 56 years of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post here in Othello that I can remember not doing the Memorial Day service. Due to COVID-19, we can’t take the chance with those who are most at risk. Remember our veterans who have given of themselves to serve this nation and the freedoms that we have. Even in this pandemic, we have many who serve our nation and are keeping it strong – both in the military and in civilian life. May God protect them all.

Eric Morgan

Quartermaster, VFW post 8889