Thursday, 21 May 2020 Soldiers with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the "Old Guard," spent Thursday placing a small American flag at each gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day. (May 21)
(Newser) – A white woman who called police on a birdwatcher in New York City's Central Park on Memorial Day will be charged in connection with that call. Christian Cooper, a 57-year-old Black man and member of the New York City Audubon Society board of directors, asked Amy Cooper to leash her dog per the regulations of the area of the park where she was located, reports ABC News. She then called 911 and repeatedly said just that.
Nature-lovers could face a collision course between the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and tick-borne illnesses this summer. According to CNN, scientists say the mild 2020 winter has created an ideal environment for ticks. Likewise, hikers, campers, and anyone else yearning for a break could burst en masse into the outdoors. And its already begun to happen. For example, outdoor crowds were so big around Memorial Day weekend that parks across the US had to close early after hitting capacity.
Memorial Day saw US President Donald Trump paying tribute to fallen members of the military at Arlington National Cemetery. He then attended a ceremony to honor those who died for their country at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore. At the same time, Reuters reports Trump defended his decision to spend most of the weekend playing golf at one of his resorts. Trump made the choice to go golfing as the US death toll from the coronavirus outbreak neared 100,000.
Second World War veterans whose anniversary trip to the new British Normandy Memorial was cancelled were provided with footage of the site to mark the day. More than 70 veterans were due to visit the..
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