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Today, many Americans will reflect on the lives of people who have died during military service. Normally, this paid holiday is celebrated through family gatherings, trips to monuments or cemeteries, parades, and other public events.

However, gruesome weeks of Coronavirus-related isolation and social distancing are going to impact how Americans honor this holiday. In addition to changing the range of available activities, the day may feel more somber given the outbreak’s deadly toll.

Though it is likely that people will find creative ways to honor fallen heroes and heroines through videos, photographs, and smaller events. As you consider these possibilities, reflect on how the outbreak has changed national holidays where you live.

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  • How has COVID-19 affected national holidays where you live?
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