Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day is meant to honor those who fell in the service of their country.

So today, I’d like to give my thanks to the grocery workers who contracted Covid-19 while making sure we could feed our families.

To the doctors and nurses who caught Covid-19 while fighting this new disease.

To the truckers, keeping goods and commerce flowing, who risk infection every time they step out of their vehicles for gas or a bathroom break.

To the warehouse employees — for Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, and others — who died needlessly, because their wealthy bosses couldn’t bear to lose a single cent to sick leave.

In this pandemic, we’ve discovered who the essential workers really are. And it’s not the CEOs of the world.

It’s those keeping us fed, keeping us safe, and keeping us alive.

I thank you, all of you, for your service.