After 2 years on pause, many return to Memorial Day traditions

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Marylanders return to Memorial Day traditions put on hold during pandemic

For many Marylanders, this Memorial Day weekend meant returning to traditions that were put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.Many people who attended a parade Monday in Annapolis told 11 News how they felt about the importance of Memorial Day and observing it with others , saying it was their first time at an event like this in more than two years. “(It) feels good to get out, finally out (after) being locked now for a couple of years,” said Stephan Taylor, from Michigan. “It felt great to be around people and talk to people and socialize with people instead of being stuck in the house,” said Carla Taylor, from Michigan.Children also reveled in the parade. “This is my second parade,” said Masyn Booker , 5. “This is actually my first real parade,” said Allison Long, 9.Many people made a day of it to come together as a community. “I think, you know, we’re trying to still navigate through the pandemic . You know, things are still happening, but we’re trying to come together as a community, as a state to try to stay safe and just to enjoy, “said Taylor Williams, who is Miss Maryland International.Dina Tillman, owner of Hello Bonita, a small business in Baltimore, was heartened by the crowds.” It’s beautiful to see everybody out And about getting comfortable, and you know, being great patrons to all these restaurants, “Tillman said. Some Annapolis restaurant owners said this holiday weekend is the best they’ve had since before the pandemic.” It’s very nice to see people out. I think people want to be out, they’ve been waiting to be out, “said Kevin Blonder, owner of Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs.Blonder said what makes this Memorial Day different from the last two is the first year of the pandemic, people couldn’t go out at all, and last year, when they could go out, many were afraid to.

For many Marylanders, this Memorial Day weekend meant returning to traditions that were put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many people who attended a parade Monday in Annapolis told 11 News how they felt about the importance of Memorial Day and observing it with others, saying it was their first time at an event like this in more than two years.

“(It) feels good to get out, finally out (after) being locked now for a couple of years,” said Stephan Taylor, from Michigan.

“It felt great to be around people and talk to people and socialize with people instead of being stuck in the house,” said Carla Taylor, from Michigan.

Children also reveled in the parade.

“This is my second parade,” said Masyn Booker, 5.

“This is actually my first real parade,” said Allison Long, 9.

Many people made a day of it to come together as a community.

“I think, you know, we’re trying to still navigate through the pandemic. You know, things are still happening, but we’re trying to come together as a community, as a state to try to stay safe and just to enjoy , “said Taylor Williams, who is Miss Maryland International.

Dina Tillman, owner of Hello Bonita, a small business in Baltimore, was heartened by the crowds.

“It’s beautiful to see everybody out and about getting comfortable, and you know, being great patrons to all these restaurants,” Tillman said.

Some Annapolis restaurant owners said this holiday weekend is the best they’ve had since before the pandemic.

“It’s very nice to see people out. I think people want to be out, they’ve been waiting to be out,” said Kevin Blonder, owner of Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs.

Blonder said what makes this Memorial Day different from the last two is the first year of the pandemic, people couldn’t go out at all, and last year, when they could go out, many were afraid to.

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