Norfolk will host virtual Memorial Day ceremony with wreath-laying at West Point Cemetery

The prayer that Anderson-Exum wrote for this year’s Norfolk ceremony contains some words from a man whose death inspired many of those first, unofficial Memorial Days: President Abraham Lincoln’s promise at Gettysburg that “We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

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