Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, I want my patriotic energy to help make America safe from the coronavirus. One way to be patriotic today is to wear a mask in public and stay 6 feet apart in public. We honor those who gave their lives for us by protecting those who are still living.

It seems ridiculous that this even needs to be said, but it does. If I find myself in a situation on Memorial Day where someone questions why I’m wearing a mask, I’ll appeal to his or her patriotism by saying, “It’s a simple way to show our respect for those who died at Normandy or Iwo Jima.”

It might not work but at least it would give us an opportunity to have a good conversation about what it means to be patriotic, to love our country, and to respect and protect others from the possibility that I might have the virus. It also encourages others to wear a mask.

The same principle applies to masking and physical distancing as an expression of one’s faith. I’ll say more about that tomorrow.

From MarketWatch

2 thoughts on “Memorial Day”

  1. I will try to remember to send you a copy of the letter I sent various politicians regarding an ad campaign to encourage people to wear a mask.

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