ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Annapolis city officials announced Monday that they would not hold their annual Memorial Day parade due to covid-19 concerns.

Instead Mayor Gavin Buckley asked residents to remember those you made the ultimate sacrifice with service to their country.

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“We honor the fallen because these are individuals who put selfless service to country above all else,” Buckley said. “We can all take a lesson from their bravery and heroism in thinking about our own lives and the sacrifices we are willing to make for the greater good.”

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The annual wreath-laying ceremony at Susan Campbell Park was also cancelled.

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CBS Baltimore Staff