[On May 25th], I took part in a Memorial Day Remembrance Service at DeSoto’s Military Memorial at Nance Farm that was organized by our Veterans Affairs Committee.
While I love attending Veterans events, Memorial Day events are a little more difficult because they hit me on such a deep level.
So it is both fitting and appreciated that national faith leaders and my colleagues at the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) have dedicated this coming Monday, June 1st, to both grieve for and honor those taken from us by the Coronavirus plague that has changed all of our lives forever.
As a sign of respect and devotion, City properties in DeSoto will be lowering their flags to half-staff and I ask that any businesses or residents who regularly display the flag consider doing the same.
Since gathering en masse could only compound the dangers that we face, I would like to ask all of you to stop at some point during the day on Monday to think of those who we have lost and to honor them by reaffirming our commitment to our community by taking the simple steps that can help to protect us all until this awful cloud of death has passed.