Early on in the Covid-19 emergency, we wondered what would become of 2020 Dorchester Day celebrations. If the timing had worked out better, it could have been an opportunity for a massive celebration, a release of pent-up energy, and a chance to revel in each other’s company once again.
Alas, it’s not to be. The Dorchester Day Parade — which was to be held this Sunday, June 7— was cancelled weeks ago.
It was the right call. Dot Day 2020 won’t be the same without the parade. But that doesn’t mean we won’t observe the day in other ways.
Every year, the Reporter – by custom – publishes a special Dorchester Day section the Thursday before the parade that very much strikes an upbeat note. This year, despite the troubling news that’s happening here and across the nation, we want to lift each other up by celebrating the diverse community that we all love with a commemorative special section.
Happy Dot Day everyone.
- Bill Forry, Editor