Reflecting on unity through diversity


For the second year in a row, Memorial Day observances in communities, organizations and even within family groups will look different later this month because of the pandemic.

The parades, large ceremonies and other occasions, which I and so many others in the Oregon veteran community have always found moving and meaningful, have not yet been able to safely return in many places.

Yet, the importance of this day – and the emotions and memories that it brings – have not changed.

Memorial Day can be a stark and painful . . .