It is the soldier who is fighting a war currently, right here on our own home soil, the COVID-19 front line worker.
Many of those deaths came from the inner city, as the black community started looking for treatment and testing and have turned to the local community health clinics.
Many of the nurses, lab technicians and doctors who are currently on the front lines also are people of color.
While soldiers who fought in wars donned camouflage, bullet-proof vests, and fought with guns, our doctors and nurses have donned smocks and masks, and fought the virus with medical skill and human kindness.
This Memorial Day we should reflect and honor those men and women of color who selflessly sacrificed for us, to protect us from this war fought in our hospitals and clinics, along with those who fought in foreign wars.