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Charlie Baker's over the top message: Veterans fought for our right to wear masks

Posted On: May 22, 2020   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

His voice rising, Gov. Charlie Baker delivered an impassioned plea for Massachusetts residents to wear face masks on the kickoff of the Memorial Day weekend, saying not wearing them dishonors those who fought and died for their country.
Think about that this Memorial Day when you take a walk on the beach or fire up the barbecue.
“If you don't want to wear a mask because you don't like wearing a mask, if you don't want to social distance because you don't like to social distance, please think about those families,” he said.
“Those Moms and Dads, those brothers and sisters, those sons and daughters of those who lost their lives fighting for your freedom to put on that mask, and just do it for them,” he added. “Socially distance for them. Wash your hands for them because if they were here they'd have done the same thing.”
So, next time you see someone not wearing a face covering, question their patriotism. That should defuse the situation.
I”m all for masks, don't get me wrong. But comparing them to some...

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