CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) — The coronavirus pandemic did not stop visitors on Memorial Day from paying their respects at the Corinth National Cemetery to fallen military members in service to their country.
They did not seem to be overly worried about the coronavirus perhaps because there were relatively small numbers at the cemetery throughout the day.
Among those at the cemetery was Honnel Lancaster of Corinth, a Vietnam War veteran.
"They think it's just a day to celebrate and barbecue and have fun and go around when they should be over here thanking these guys for the freedom that they got now," said Lancaster. "Because freedom, sir, is not free."
Lakeisha Isabell of Baldwyn came to honor her grandfather, Willie B. Eades, who served during World War Two.
"My grandfather was a hero to me," said Isabell. "He always was a hard working man."
The cemetery has 7,100 people buried there are 20 acres.