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May 26, 2017

Honoring Memorial Day

On Monday the 29th, the flag of our country will be quickly raised to the top of the staff then solemnly lowered to half-staff position and will remain there only until noon. Then it will rise again to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

The half-staff position remembers those who gave their lives in service of our country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain.

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer, with Labor Day indicating the end.

Memorial Day is often confused with Veterans Day. Memorial Day honors those military men and women who have died while defending our country and Veterans Day celebrates all service members.

While many of us view this day as a day-off from work, connected to picnics and parades, it is truly a day of remembrance to those who gave their greatest gift for our greatest gift…freedom.

 

God bless America and those who gave their lives for her.