COVID-19 will change the way many of us mark this Memorial Day. Parades, formal memorials at cemeteries, large family gatherings and other traditions will not take place as usual this year. We will all find new ways to honor those who have died serving in the American armed forces as we follow COVID-19 guidelines.
This Weekend Reading’s links center around three themes: remembrance, hope and inspiration.
Take time this weekend to remember the ways you’ve observed Memorial Day not only in recent years, but throughout your life. I will never forget the local parades and family gatherings. But I will also recall my parents making a donation for a red poppy and explaining to me the significance of paper flower pin.
Find hope for therapeutics and a vaccine to combat COVID-19. Hope that life’s “new normal” will more closely resemble our “old” normal.
Get inspiration from the writings and actions of people during this pandemic. Be sure to read Once Upon a Time . . . the Hero Sheltered in Place – you may find someone you know!
I hope you enjoy the following:
History: 8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day
History: The WWI Origins of the Poppy as a Remembrance Symbol
Library of Congress: Explore veterans’ personal stories
Science News: As we wait for a vaccine, here’s a snapshot of potential COVID-19 treatments
New York Times: New $1.2 Billion From U.S. to Drugmaker to Pursue Coronavirus Vaccine
New York Times: U.K. COVID-19 Study Aims to Immunize More Than 10,000 with Experimental Vaccine
New England Journal of Medicine: They Call Us and We Go
New England Journal of Medicine: Once Upon a Time . . . the Hero Sheltered in Place
New York Times: In Virus Chaos, Some Find Solace, Purpose in Helping Others
Washington Post: A 10-year-old gave 1,500 art kits to kids in shelters and foster care during the pandemic
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