Memorial Day is a time to honor the memory of all who passed before us. It is an important day and we will be forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice of those who died for the United States of America in defense of our freedoms and liberties. May their courage and dedication never be forgotten.
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic we will never forget those who suffered and may have lost a loved one during this time. If you were unable to hold the hand of your loved one in their last days, or give them a proper funeral, we also honor your strength and courage.
This time is also the unofficial kick-off of summer and warmer weather. Our COVID-19 positivity rate is below 2%, over 68% of adults (18+) have received one dose, and almost 3-million Marylanders are fully vaccinated! Our students are now able to graduate and celebrate with their classmates, and families can continue with their vacation plans that have been on hold. And finally, all of those who have been vaccinated can breathe some fresh air WITHOUT a mask.
We are all looking forward to a summer of good health and special times with friends and families.