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Memorial Day first maskless holiday in over a year for some families

Memorial Day first maskless holiday in over a year for some families
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Posted at 3:10 PM, May 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 19:51:08-04

CYPREMORT POINT — With more people getting vaccinated and some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, this memorial day is looking a lot like it did before the pandemic.

"It's just opening up to us ," Pamela Smith said. "Feeling normal again, with the vaccine shot."

For Smith, it's her first time at the beach in a while. This Memorial Day, she is spending time with relatives.

"Beautiful. It brings back memories," Smith said. "We get to catch up with each other because we stayed down a long time for a year in the pandemic."

She's one of many who decided to spend their Memorial Day weekend at Cypremort Point.

Heather Romero and her loved one's fired up their grills to barbecue on the beach this year. "Just wanted to get out the house to enjoy the sun and barbecue," Romero said.

With the CDC changing it's mask guidelines recently , this Memorial Day is the first mask-less holiday in over a year.

Many people say it's the first normal holiday and they're looking forward at spending more holiday's with their families this year.