Memorial Day holiday 2021

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Richmonders flocked to parks, cookouts and the James River during the long Memorial Day Weekend. With the state’s COVID-19 restrictions lifted last Friday, it was the first time in months many people gathered to enjoy activities like they did before the pandemic. Even those who were chased indoors by the weekend rain found a way to have fun during the holiday by taking in the new exhibit, “The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture and the Sonic Impulse,” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Hundreds also attended the state’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday at the Virginia War Memorial in Downtown. The names of four Virginians killed during military service were added to the Shrine of Memory.