Normally Memorial Day is the end of the annual Boatnik festival. This year instead of boat races, concerts and a carnival, there was a 30 minute ceremony to honor fallen soldiers. The cancellation was due to social distancing guidelines. Typically, the event draws in thousands of people. The ceremony held this year was not advertised as being open to the public. Despite the cancellations, the group that puts the event on, the Grants Pass Active Club, still wanted to do something for fallen soldiers.