Wetgewers, veterane doen 'n beroep op die Arlington Nasionale Begraafplaas om kansellasies van kranse in Amerika om te keer

Wetgewers, veterane doen 'n beroep op die Arlington Nasionale Begraafplaas om kansellasies van kranse in Amerika om te keer

Lawmakers and U.S. militêre veterane are calling on Arlington National Cemetery to reconsider its decision to cancel its annual Wreaths Across America program, which honors fallen soldiers with wreaths all over the country and abroad.

The cemetery announced Monday that they are canceling the event that had been scheduled for December 19 at Arlington National Cemetery and the Soldiersand Airmen’s Home Cemetery due to coronavirus bekommernisse.

SY. PORTMAN PARTICIPATING IN JOHNSON & JOHNSON CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIAL

I encourage Army leaders to reconsider this decision,” Sy. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., tweeted in response to the news. “Thousands of people have marched in DC streets the past couple weekends for Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Surely volunteers can responsibly place wreaths on the graves of our fallen heroes at Arlington.

Rep. En Crenshaw, R-Texas, himself a veteran, also urged the cemetery to reconsider, citing measures that could be taken to protect attendees.

This decision to cancel #wreathsacrossamerica must be reversed immediately. Critical thinking must win out over emotion,” Crenshaw said in a tweet. “Large areas, outside and well spaced, with masks on, is perfectly safe. Our fallen deserve to be remembered.

CORONAVIRUS IN THE US: STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN

In a press release, Arlington National Cemetery said that it had conducted athorough analysisof how to safely conduct the event before ultimately deciding to cancel.

“We did not make this decision lightly. Despite the controls developed to disperse potential crowds in time and space, and required personal safety protocols, we determined that hosting any event of this scale risked compromising our ability to accomplish our core mission of laying veterans and their eligible family members to rest,” Office of Army National Cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery Executive Director Karen Durham-Aguilera said in a statement.

KLIK HIER OM DIE FOX NEWS APP TE KRY

The Wreaths Across America organization, intussen, said that they had beenworking tirelessly with local, state and national officialsto make sure the outdoor events are carried out safely and within local regulations.

As an organization, we are shocked by this unexpected turn of events,” they said in a statement. “To say we are devastated, would be an understatement.

Laat 'n antwoord

U e-posadres sal nie gepubliseer word nie. Vereiste velde is gemerk *

*