BANGOR – While many parades and social events were canceled Monday because of COVID-19, Memorial Day is much bigger than all that for many veterans throughout the state, and the country.
For one veteran, despite spending the day differently, remembering the fallen wasn’t canceled.
For him, he said it’s a day to heal, remember, and be at peace.
“Memorial Day to any veteran is like a high, holy day for us. It’s our opportunity to remember those that have passed as a result of conflict guiding our country, trying to get our freedoms. It’s a solemn event,” said Doug Damon, the commander of American Legion Post 12.
Damon said there are safe ways you can honor those who served.
He suggests putting a flag outside, or thanking a veteran. He said it’s the little things that can mean the most.