Un Memorial day senza bandiere

Oggi negli Stati Uniti si commemorano i soldati americani caduti in tutte le guerre. A causa della pandemia, il governo ha però vietato le cerimonie pubbliche. Con quasi 5 milioni di soldati sepolti nei cimiteri, migliaia di persone avrebbero partecipato a eventi commemorativi, contrassegnando le tombe con le bandiere a stelle e strisce.

People pay their respects at graves of loved ones at Fort Snelling Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday May 24, 2020, in Bloomington, Minn. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)
Angel Garcia-Metcalf steadies his seven-month-old son Angel as they visit the boy's great-grandfather's grave at Leavenworth National Cemetery Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Leavenworth, Kan. They were among a handful of people who decided to visit to the cemetery today instead of Memorial Day to beat the crowd and minimize the chance of catching COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A man looks for a grave while visiting Leavenworth National Cemetery Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Leavenworth, Kan. Several people said they made their annual visit to the cemetery today instead of Memorial Day to beat the crowd and minimize the chance of catching COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Pam Barba pauses at her parent's grave while visiting Leavenworth National Cemetery Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Leavenworth, Kan. Barba said she decided to visit to the cemetery today instead of Memorial Day to beat the crowd and minimize the chance of catching COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
this May 22, 2020 photo, a U.S. flag decorates a veteran's grave at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Ala. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the government has banned public ceremonies and the mass placement of flags on graves at the country's 142 national cemeteries. With almost 4.9 million people interred in the cemeteries, thousands would attend memorial events and help mark graves with flags during a typical Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
Pam Barba looks for a grave while visiting Leavenworth National Cemetery Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Leavenworth, Kan. Barba said she decided to visit to the cemetery today instead of Memorial Day to beat the crowd and minimize the chance of catching COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Seven-month-old son Angel Garcia-Metcalf looks at his great-grandfather's grave as he visits Leavenworth National Cemetery with his parents Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Leavenworth, Kan. They were among a handful of people who decided to visit to the cemetery today instead of Memorial Day to beat the crowd and minimize the chance of catching COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Teresa Baron places flowers and balloons at the headstone of her father, World War II Navy veteran Frank Baron, Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Fort Snelling Cemetery in Bloomington, Minn., during Memorial Day weekend. Teresa Baron's mother' and sister's remains are also buried at the cemetery. Her son Eddie Baron holds their dog
A man pauses at a grave while visiting Leavenworth National Cemetery Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Leavenworth, Kan. Several people said they made their annual visit to the cemetery today instead of Memorial Day to beat the crowd and minimize the chance of catching COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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