One way that we can show respect on  Memorial Days and all other remembrances for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice is by wearing a mask. We can show respect for the 952 Vermonters who have tested positive for the virus and for the 54 who have died. We can also show respect for the 1.6 million Americans and the almost 100,000 who will not be here for any more Memorial days, Easter Sundays or Christmas holidays. Wearing a mask can also pay tribute to the thousands of Americans who lost their lives defending our freedoms. Wearing a mask is all about respect. I'm sure that if my nephew, Brian, was still with us, he would agree.

Robert Mulkeen



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