NewsPalm Beach CountyRegion C Palm Beach County


U.S. Rep. Brian Mast delivers remarks at South Florida National Cemetery on Memorial Day

Event scaled back this year due to coronavirus
Posted at 11:27 AM, May 25, 2020

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Memorial Day services across the U.S. look different this year due to COVID-19.

Typically, the South Florida National Cemetery in Palm Beach County is crowded with thousands of people for a special service.

However, the cemetery scaled back this year's event.

RELATED: Trump visiting Arlington National Cemetery, Fort McHenry on Memorial Day

Despite the outbreak, about a dozen service members gathered Monday morning for a small, private ceremony to honor the brave fallen heroes who lost their lives fighting for freedom.

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast was at the ceremony to deliver remarks.

“We’ve all lost a lot of friends, and when you think about it, especially on a day like this, you really think about it when you hear taps,” said Mast. “It just makes my cup overflow a little bit on this day,” said a tearful Mast.

The small ceremony included a wreath laying, at 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.