By Jennifer DitchburnThe first day of the first-ever Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C. was already a long one for the D.O.C., which had seen its city overrun with people mourning the loss of lives.
The first three hours of Memorial Day were packed with patriotic displays and a parade, and President Donald Trump, who had been scheduled to address the nation from the White House, ended up signing a proclamation declaring that the first day would not only be a day of remembrance, but also a day for celebration and reflection.
And as the crowds gathered to pay their respects to fallen officers and other Americans, one group had its own way of expressing their grief.
The D.U.R.A., a group of local veterans, launched a Facebook page with the goal of raising money to help with funeral expenses.
“We want to be able to go back in time to celebrate and remember our veterans who fought to protect our freedom,” said Robert Hogue, a member of the DU.
S.C.’s Veterans Committee.
“We want them to remember the good that they did, and we want them as we celebrate the Independence Day and the National Day of Heroes.”D.U