Arlington pays tribute to a hometown hero who passed on this week. An Air Force veteran who was chosen to be Grand Marshal in this years now-canceled Patriots’ Day parade. A proper military funeral is also denied her all because of this pandemic. But despite the unprecedented times, Mary Foley receives a respectful tribute in the rain from town residents who were so touched by an extraordinary life.

How has the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we say goodbye to loved ones? We talked to one area funeral director who says there’s a heart-wrenching new norm in the business.

We talked to one area family doing what they can making much-needed masks to help others through these troubled times, including one woman who faced her own struggle in the former Soviet Union when the world was at war nearly eight decades ago.

Town leaders say, to date, there are sixty coronavirus cases in Arlington and that number is expected to rise.

That and more on ACMi News.