Democratic congresswoman affords to go to graves and place flowers for constituents this Memorial Day

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“We all know that there is lots of people who’re in excessive danger teams that do not really feel comfy going out on Monday,” Underwood informed CNN in an interview Friday. “There are important employees, individuals who could not really feel nicely themselves and so we simply needed to create a possibility throughout this time to be sure that we will provide this service.”

It’s a distinctive signal of the occasions, as many this vacation weekend are having to search for alternative routes to recollect family members who’ve died, whereas additionally staying house.

This week Underwood’s workplace began asking for submissions from their constituents — through their Fb web page and an electronic mail to constituents. Thus far 30 households have signed up.

Underwood will begin at 6 a.m. CT on Monday and plans to go to three completely different veterans cemeteries in Illinois. She’ll place flowers at every grave web site to honor their service.

Underwood serves on the Home Veterans Affairs Committee.

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