Wounded War Vet Congressman Upset About No Public Memorial Day Memorials

A Florida congressman, who is also a wounded war veteran, is upset that the VA has cancelled public Memorial Day ceremonies.

"I think there's no better day than to show we're not going to be stopped in coming together as Americans."

Rep. Brian Mast (R-Stuart) says that if people can be allowed to go to the beach on Monday, they should be allowed to gather in front of the gravesites of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

The congressman wrote a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, who says CDC guidelines prohibiting large gatherings prevent them from allowing public services.

He is asking Wilkie to find a way to allow families to safely show up at national cemeteries and pay tribute to our country's fallen heroes, but he hasn't heard back.

Instead, Memorial Day will be commemorated with small private wreath laying ceremonies and online memorials.

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