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Memorial Day means different things to different people. Over the years, it has often signaled the unofficial start of the summer season for vacations, shopping and recreation.
Particularly this year, as the first holiday in more than a year in which restrictions are loosening, many in-person events are returning and the outdoor mask mandate is no longer in effect, it represents the hopeful message that the months-long pandemic is drawing to a close.
But, in an informal social media survey by The Canby Current, many residents chose to reflect on the deeper meaning and significance of the annual observance.