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I'm a member of the Society of the First Infantry Division and recently got an email from them which I have pasted here. I don't know what your plans are nor have I checked this out before, but it may be worth a look. Go to the website to check it out.

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Every year on Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of liberty. For almost a century, nothing has ever
stopped Americans and Belgians from gathering at today’s more than 20 ceremonies large and small over the course of Memorial Day
weekend. And nor will COVID-19.

To continue this tradition of Memorial Day remembrance in Belgium, this year a single public ceremony will take place online, as a live and unique
experience that allows you and people all over the world to attend and honor America’s fallen, together. The ceremony can be easily viewed on
your mobile phone or computer.

BE PART OF THE .COMMEMORATION

So, instead of gathering this year at the three military and other cemeteries and monuments in Belgium, we invite you here to:

• experience the ceremony as it unfolds
• lay virtual flowers
• invite friends and family in Belgium or around the world to experience
the ceremony together with you in a virtual seating area as you share
memories and reflect on this year’s special event. This feature is
accessible on computers only.
MONDAY 25 MAY AT 6 PM (BELGIUM)
12 PM (NYC) - 11 AM (CHICAGO) - 10 AM (DENVER) - 9 AM (LA)

To attend, simply go to https://memorialdayonline.com/.

Visit today to preview the event and share the news with others. Plus add the event to your calendar and request a reminder just before
the ceremony begins: helpful for those living in other time zones.

The ceremony will begin at 18.00 hours (6 pm) GMT+1 on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Please arrive 30 minutes early if you wish to create a virtual seating area
with friends.
 

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What a cool idea...I'll check into it!

I forwarded it to family and friends.
 

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I got to it kinda late, but watched what I could. It was solemn and touching.
 

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I got to it kinda late, but watched what I could. It was solemn and touching.
I thought it was really done well. No pompous garbage, no politics, just genuine feelings made public. The fact that most of the presentation was done by officials from local towns and villages made it that much more real. Maybe someday I will get to see it in person.
 
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