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Some veterans’ families delayed memorial services during COVID-19 pandemic. On Memorial Day, risk is reopening ‘old wounds.’

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Especially early in the pandemic, many veterans were sent to Lincoln National Cemetery for direct interment, or burial immediately after their death, without a service or memorial, said Antonio Henderson, the cemetery’s assistant director. The cemetery gave those families an option to have memorial services in recent months as pandemic guidelines loosened, which has been “very popular” among military families, Henderson said.

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