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A virtual poppy wall in memory of fallen heroes on Coast Live

Posted at 11:02 AM, May 21, 2020

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Only 55% of Americans know the true meaning of Memorial Day, with many confusing it as a salute to all veterans. To elevate Americans’ understanding, USAA is leading a Memorial Day national tribute that asks all Americans to honor the more than 645,000 fallen military heroes during a period when the observance’s traditional parades and large gatherings have been cancelled or minimized. John Bird, Vice Admiral, US Navy (Retired) and Senior Vice President at USAA, joins us with a brief history lesson and the virtual tribute that will feature a poppy wall and other ways to engage.

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