Saturday, May 23, 2009
Memorial Day Weekend 2009
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.
As we celebrate Memorial Day, flying our flag is tradition. According to the United State Flag Code, "The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff."
Many Americans consider this weekend to mark the beginning of Summer; pools opening, picnic season, weekend getaways to the beach... Memorial Day weekend means so very much more. Please take a few moments to raise your flag and whisper a soft prayer for all those who have paid the ultimate price for our nation. Let us all remember those who are in a land on the other side of the world, protecting our freedoms so that we may go to the beach, attend a picnic and enjoy another Summer season.
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