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NBC News 19 May 2020

Cuomo On Memorial Day Gatherings: 'We Want To Honor Our Veterans'

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During his daily coronavirus briefing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the CDC guidelines will allow gatherings for Memorial Day with 10 people or less.


Israel came to a standstill for a minute on Tuesday, April 28, to mark the country's Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of attacks.

Typically, bereaved families visit cemeteries and attend memorial ceremonies.

However this year due to the coronavirus Israel ordered military cemeteries to close and ceremonies are expected to be held without attendees.

Motorists pulled over to the sides of highways and pedestrians stopped in their tracks.

At the end of the siren three fighter jets flew over Mt. Herzl, the military cemetery where an annual ceremony is held.

This year the ceremony was held in the presence of several dozen officials and soldiers.

Israel has fought half-a-dozen wars and endured dozens of deadly militant attacks since its founding in 1948.

The country honors 23,816 fallen soldiers and more than 3,100 people killed in attacks.

(AP)
The president on Tuesday mocked Joe Biden for wearing a mask outdoors on Memorial Day. Biden responded in an interview by calling Trump 'a fool' and stressing recommendations from doctors on wearing masks in public. Aired on 05/27/2020.
On Memorial Day we honor the fallen heroes who fought for our freedoms. This Memorial Day we also salute the men and women in uniform and the first responders working together on the frontlines to fight COVID-19.
Vice President Mike Pence joins 'Fox & Friends' on Memorial Day to discuss remembering the fallen, reopening efforts, President Trump considering a new location for the Republican convention.

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WE CAN DO TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AND
MAKE IT HAPPEN SAFELY, WE WILL.
MEMORIAL DAY IS COMING UP.
THAT IS AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN
TRADITION.
WE WANT TO HONOR OUR VETERANS
AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT NO
MATTER WHAT HAPPENS WE ARE STILL
HONORING OUR VETERANS.
THE STATE WILL ALLOW CEREMONIES,
LOCAL CEREMONIES OF UP TO TEN
PEOPLE OR LESS.
WE HOPE THAT THOSE CEREMONIES
ARE BROADCAST, TELEVISED IN
THEIR AREAS SO PEOPLE CAN BE
PART OF HONORING THAT TRADITION.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN MAKE A
DECISION THAT THEY DON’T WANT
THOSE CEREMONIES TO HAPPEN.
THEY DON’T WANT TEN PEOPLE
GATHERING.
TEN IS THE CDC GUIDELINE, IS FOR
TEN PEOPLE GATHERING.
THAT’S WHERE THE STATE GOT THE
RECOMMENDATION FROM, THE FEDERAL
CDC.
BUT I CAN UNDERSTAND THE
DIFFERENCE OF OPINIONS, SO WE’LL
LEAVE IT UP TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
VEHICLE PARADES I THINK ARE
APPROPRIATE AND SHOULD BE
ENCOURAGED.
AGAIN, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT
TRADITION.
MANY PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES.
THIS IS IMPORTANT TO MANY, MANY
FAMILIES ALL ACROSS THIS STATE

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