LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Memorial Day commemorations fell hand-in-hand with the community grappling with the realities of the ongoing pandemic.
A candlelight vigil was held in front of the Los Angeles City Hall on Monday night in honor of fallen service members and coronavirus victims.READ MORE: Newsom Announces Plans To Expand Stretch Of Interstate 15 By Next Summer
“I don’t think the gravity of it has set in. I know it still hasn’t set in for me,” said registered nurse Jeanna Harris.
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In California, officials have confirmed 3,795 deaths in the state.16-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Burglary Of Business In Santa Paula
On this Memorial Day, the number of American lives taken by coronavirus so far is more than the death toll of American service members in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined.