Memorial Day

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Photo by Bob Sofaly

Ella Check, 8, left, and brother John, 12, help their parents put out American flags on Memorial Day at Beaufort National Cemetery. The children’s parents, Karen and Frank Check, said they tried to explain the importance of Memorial Day and honoring sacrifices made by those buried there. Karen Check said they purchased the flags at a local store and put out as many as they could to teach their kids. Both Ella and John are scouts and usually help put out the flags each Memorial Day. This year, however, the coronavirus made that impossible.